Airfield search

Lawrenny Ferry

Major
Also known as: HMS Daedalus II / Lawrenny / RNAS Lawrenny Ferry
County: Pembrokeshire
Current Status: Leisure activity / Moorings
Date: 1 February 1942 - 24 October 1943 (Care & Maintenance)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: FAA
Landing Surface Types: Water
Aircraft Roles: Naval aviation

No 764 Squadron relocated to Lawrenny Ferry from Pembroke Dock in October 1941 for Fleet Air Arm seaplane training. Supermarine Walruses were joined by some Vought-Sikorsky Kingfisher floatplanes in the summer of 1942 and continued flying until their unit disbanded on 7 November 1943. Lawrenny Ferry had already fallen to Care and Maintenance status late the previous month, saw no further active use and now is only marked by a slipway for the use of pleasure yachts.

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Martletwy Community Council

 

ABCT would like to thank the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales for the use of their images. Find out more here: www.rcahmw.gov.uk and search their database here: www.coflein.gov.uk.

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 764 Sqn
C704484.jpeg

Aerial view of Lawrenny Ferry Seaplane Base, 1946. From the collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales: © Crown copyright: MoD.

Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Lee-on-Solent

© 2017 ABCT All rights reserved.
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: 20-22 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JS.
Registered Company No. 08940364. Registered Charity No (England and Wales): 1156877. Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123