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RAF Kalyan
Ensign of the Royal Air Force
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Royal Air Force
Location Kalyan, Maharashtra, India
Elevation AMSL 60 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 19°10′44.41″N 073°07′0.67″E / 19.1790028°N 73.1168528°E / 19.1790028; 73.1168528Coordinates: 19°10′44.41″N 073°07′0.67″E / 19.1790028°N 73.1168528°E / 19.1790028; 73.1168528
Map
India location map
Airplane silhouette.svg
RAF Kalyan
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 6,000 1,830 Concrete
03/21 6,000 1,830 Concrete

RAF Kalyan was a Royal Air Force airfield near Kalyan, in British India. It was used during World War II. The site of the airfield was the primary landing ground for the city of Bombay as early as 1920,[1] much before the airfields of Juhu and RAF Santacruz were established. Several Fighter Squadrons and support units were stationed at Kalyan from 1942 to 1947.[2]

Unit Dates Aircraft
No. 20 Squadron RAF 1945-1946 Spitfire, Tempest
No. 110 Squadron RAF March 1942 Vengeance, de Havilland Mosquito
No. 7110 Servicing Echelon 30 Sep – 6 Oct 1944
No. 3 Mobile Parachute Servicing Unit 1945 - Jan 1946
No 129 Staging post 31 Jan - 7 Apr 1945

Current useEdit

The field was abandoned post war. The land is owned by the Government of India through the Airports Authority of India and the site was once considered for the construction of a second airport for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. "Imperial Air Routes". FlightGlobal. 5 February 1920. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1920/1920%20-%200152.html. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. "RAF Kalyan". www.rafweb.org. 9 January 2011. http://www.rafweb.org/Stations/Stations-K.htm#Kalyan. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 

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