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Netheravon 1948

Old 12th Sep 2019, 10:33
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Netheravon 1948

I'm researching an incident that took place during the Berlin Airlift.
It would be really helpful to know what navigation aids were located at RAF Netheravon in 1948.
Specifically, what version of Eureka was there - mk VII?
My limited knowledge suggests that the mkVII had greater range than previous versions.
A bit obscure, I know, but any knowledge or pointers would be appreciated.

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Old 13th Sep 2019, 23:26
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Immediately post war, Netheravon was allocated to volunteer AOP squadrons who operated mainly at low level so I doubt if there was any type of letdown aid installed there apart from possibly D/F.
During WW2 it was mainly used for glider pilot training which is also unlikely to have much use for letdown aids.
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Immediately post war, Netheravon was allocated to volunteer AOP squadrons who operated mainly at low level so I doubt if there was any type of letdown aid installed there apart from possibly D/F.
During WW2 it was mainly used for glider pilot training which is also unlikely to have much use for letdown aids.
Whitley Glider Tugs trained at Netheravon with Eureka / Rebbeca combinations. The only reference I have is for 1943 when Eureka Mk I sets were used as only a single frequency was available making it unsuitable for Eureka Mk III.
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