AIRFIELDS


Airfield locations 1941-1960

My father, John Murray Culbertson, was a pilot in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm, and having completed his flight training in the UK and Canada flew many different aircraft around the world. Listed below are the countries where he flew and, sorted by countries, all the airfields / aerodromes (blue buttons) he flew into and places (green buttons) he flew over. Below each airfield name is the Flying Log Book number and date when he flew there. Clicking the button for each airfield will take you to a map of where the airfield is, or in some cases used to be.

N.B. Mapquest, the supplier of the maps, sometimes seems to be unable to serve these maps, but persistance pays off!


Australia

Log Book 3
20-Dec-1951
3-Jan-1952
9-Jan-1952
10-Jan-1952


Canada

Bombing range

Satellite aerodrome to Kingston for No 31 SFTS

Wikipedia entry for RCAF Detetchment Gananoque


Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Log Book 2
10-May-1944
18-May-1944

Log Book 2
19-Jun-1944


England

HMS Gamecock
Log Book 2
12-Mar-1948
12-May1949

Log Book 3
25-Jan-1950
26-Jan-1950

Log Book 2
HMS Seahawk
14-Apr-1948
29-Aug-1949
2-Sep-1949
16-Sep-1949
22-Sep-1949
Log Book 3
7-Oct-1949
28-Oct-1949
28-Apr-1950
29-Apr-1950
2-Jun-1950
9-Jun-1950
13-Jun-1950
14-Jun-1950
18-Aug-1950
25-Aug-1950 to 28-Aug-1950
5-Sep-1950
29-Sep-1950
11-Oct-1950
20-Oct-1950
26-Oct-1950
17-Apr-1951
21-Apr-1951
24-Apr-1951
26-Apr-1951
27-Apr-1951
7-May-1951
10-May-1951
25-May-1951
29-Jun-1951 to 19-Jul-1951
17-Aug-1951
21-Sep-1951
22-Aug-1952
Log Book 4
15-Nov-1957

Log Book 2
14-Jun-1946
13-Jul-1946
17-Sep-1946
22-Sep-1946
29-Apr-1947
9-May-1947
15-May-1947
2-Jun-1947
9-Jun-1947
Log Book 3
28-Aug-1952

Log Book 3
10-Jul-1951
11-Jul-1951

Log Book 3
8-Feb-1950
20-Feb-1950
Log Book 4
27-Aug-1953

Log Book 2
24-Sep-1945
23-Jun-1949
26-Sep-1945
28-Sep-1945
17-Sep-1946
25-Mar-1947
5-May-1947
14-May-1947
9-Jun-1947
23-Jun-1949
Log Book 4
17-Jan-1953
3-Jun-1953
5-Jun-1953

Log Book 2
2-Jun-1947
22-Aug-1949
29-Aug-1949
Log Book 3
8-Sep-1950
25-Aug-1952
1-Sep-1952
Log Book 4
24-Mar-1953
14-May-1954

Log Book 2
16-Jun-1947
Log Book 3
1-Nov-1950

Log Book 2
12-May-1947
28-May-1947
11-Jun-1947
16-Jun-1947

HMS Godwit
Log Book 2

13-Nov-1945

Log Book 3
14-Feb-1950
2-Nov-1950
28-Feb-1951
5-Jun-1951
12-Jun-1951
17-Jul-1951
24-Jul-1951

HMS Nightjar
Log Book 2

21-Jun-1945
23-Jun-1945

Log Book 2
16-Jul-1943
1-Sep-1943
15-Nov-1943
14-Jun-1945
23-Jun-1945
5-Feb-1946
23-Jan-1947
25-Mar-1947
10-Mar-1948
15-Mar-1948
10-Mar-1948
21-Jun-1949
Log Book 3
3-Oct-1949
4-Oct-1949
31-Oct-1949
16-Jan-1950
17-Jan-1950
14-Feb-1950
21-Feb-1950
23-Feb-1950
10-Mar-1950
19-Feb-1951
21-Feb-1951
28-Feb-1951
8-Mar-1951
9-Mar-1951
19-Nov-1952
22-Nov-1952
Log Book 4
29-May-1953
30-May-1953
5-Jun-1953
6-Jun-1953
12-Jun-1953
30-Apr-1958
22-Jul-1958

Log Book 2
26-Mar-1946
Log Book 3
21-Jul-1952
27-Aug-1952
Log Book 4
21-Aug-1953

Log Book 2
28-Jan-1947
5-Sep-1949
8-Sep-1949
9-Sep-1949
10-Sep-1949
14-Sep-1949
16-Sep-1949
Log Book 3
31-Mar-1950
28-Apr-1950
29-Apr-1950
5-May-1950 to 18-May-1950
2-Jun-1950
13-Jun-1950
22-Aug-1950 to 6-Sep-1950
3-Oct-1950 to 19-Oct-1950
17-Apr-1951
1-May-1951 to 10-May-1951
29-Jun-1951 to 7-Jul-1951
17-Aug-1951 to 21-Aug-1951
30-Aug-1951 to 3-Sep-1951
21-Sep-1951

Log Book 2
28-Jan-1947
24-Mar-1947
5-Jul-1949
22-Sep-1949
Log Book 3
10-Oct-1949
21-Apr-1951
24-Apr-1951
26-Apr-1951
24-Jul-1952 to 25-Jul-1952

HMS Blackcap
Log Book 2

2-Dec-1946
3-Jun-1947
Log Book 4
30-May-1953

Log Book 2
17-Jan-1946
21-Jun-1949
Log Book 3
12-Jan-1951
16-Jan-1951

Log Book 2
5-Oct-1945
Log Book 3
16-Jan-1950
25-Jan-1950
8-Feb-1950
20-Feb-1950
6-Mar-1950
27-Jul-1950
26-Oct-1950
12-Mar-1951
19-Jun-1951 to 26-Jun-1951
17-Aug-1951
28-Sep-1951

1960 airfield decommissioned
Log Book 2
7-Sep-1943
29-Mar-1946
9-Jun-1947

Log Book 2
8-Sep-1943
11-Sep-1943
27-May-1947
Log Book 4
30-Apr-1958
7-May-1958
11-Jul-1958


Gibraltar

Log Book 4
7-Mar-1960
8-Mar-1960
8-Jul-1960
12-Jul-1960


India

Log Book 2
12-Apr-1944
31-May-1944

Log Book 2
12-Apr-1944
18-May-1944
31-May-1944
19-Jun-1944


Ireland

Log Book 4
13-Sep-1957

Log Book 1
No. 24 E & R.F.T.S.

1st flight 15-Oct-1941

Log Book 2
25-Jun-1946
27-Sep-1946
16-Dec-1946
9-Dec-1947
2-Nov-1951
6-Nov-1951
9-Nov-1951
4-Oct-1952
22-Nov-1952
Log Book 4
17-Jan-1953
15-Mar-1953
9-Jun-1953
12-Jun-1953
6-Jul-1953
16-Jul-1953
15-Nov-1957

Log Book 3
2-Nov-1951
6-Nov-1951
29-Nov-1951


Italy

Log Book 4
20-Jan-1959

Log Book 4
29-Nov-1958
7-Feb-1959

Log Book 4
4-Apr-1959
1-Jul-1959
18-Aug-1959

Log Book 4
6-Jan-1959


Korea

Log Book 4
20-Jan-1959

Log Book 3
17-Mar-1952 Boatyard & Tunnel to N.
7-Apr-1952 Road bridge to E.
20-Apr-1952 Village to S.E.

Log Book 3
15-Mar-1952 Bridge S of Ongjin
6-Apr-1952 Tunnel to N.

Log Book 3
22-Apr-1952 Village to S.W.


Libya

Log Book 4
15-Apr-1959
23-Jun-1959

Log Book 4
18-Nov-1958
13-Feb-1959
6-Apr-1959
30-Apr-1959
20-May-1959
2-Mar-1960


Malta

Log Book 4
20-Jan-1959


Scotland

Log Book 2
16-Nov-1943
25-Nov-1944

Ayr

Log Book 2
20-May-1945
21-May-1945

Log Book 2
26-Apr-1943

Log Book 2
1-Feb-1944
6-Jan-1945
14-Jun-1945
21-Jun-1945
23-Jun-1945

Log Book 2
25-Mar1946

Log Book 2
26-Apr-1945

Log Book 2
19-Nov-1943
20-Nov-1943
12-Dec-1943
2-Jan-1944
17-Jan-1944
6-Jan-1945

HMS Sparrowhawk
Log Book 2

10-Apr-1943
26-Apr-1943
27-Apr-1943

Log Book 4
19-Jun-1953
22-Sep-1953

Log Book 2
12-Mar-1943
15-Jul-1943
3-Dec-1945

Log Book 2
16-Jan-1943
22-Aug-1949

Log Book 2
23-Apr-1943

Log Book 4
25-Aug-1953

Log Book 2
16-Nov-1943
12-Dec-1943
1-Feb-1944

Log Book 2
13-Jan-1945
8-Mar-1946


Spain

Tunisia

Log Book 4
20-Oct-1958
30-Apr-1959


Wales

Log Book 3
19-Nov-1952
Log Book 4
13-Sep-1957
11-Jul-1958

Log Book 2
30-May-1947

HMS Goldcrest
Log Book 2

18-Dec-1946
29-Jan-1947
26-Apr-1947
27-May-1947

HMS Harrier
Log Book 2

18-Jan-1947 22-Apr-1947 24-Apr-1947 29-Apr-1947

Log Book 2
23-Jun-1945
24-Sep-1945
26-Sep-1945
28-Sep-1945

Log Book 3
11-Nov-1952

Log Book 4
9-Jun-1953