BULAWAYO MEMORIES

Airport - RAF Base (Heany or Kumalo 1940s WWII)


Heany/Kumalo

This RATG base located near Bulawayo was used during WWII for Royal Air Force aircrew training. It is not known when it closed, the two bombing ranges near Bulawayo were named Mias and Myelbo from the expression; “I don’t know Mias from Myelbo.”


WWI  Opened  Disbanded
No. 23 Heany, Bulawayo SFTS  8 July 1941  30 September 1945
No. 21 Kumalo, Bulawayo FTS  8 October 1940  18 May 1945
WWII
No. 4 RAF Heany FTS  1 February 1947  26 January 1954
No. 394 RAF Heany MU  1 September 1947  31 March 1954
RATG Communications Squadron RAF Kumalo  1 September 1947  31 March 1954

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