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RAF Base Ngumbo

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RAF Base Ngumbo

Hi I am travelling to Sri Lanka later this year.

I am especially interested in finding out where the RAF base was - I believe it was Negumbo - my dad was based there in the 50's (I can't ask him about it as he died a couple of years back).

I have tried the web but all I get are pictures of planes! My dad was a military policeman so I am more interested in what took place on the ground!


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1. Re: RAF Base Ngumbo


The old RAF is called SLAF now. It is next to the Colombo international airport but with a separate entry from 18th mile post on Colombo-Negombo road.



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2. Re: RAF Base Ngumbo

Hi there...

Cannot be 100% sure, but i seem to remember reading somewhere that the RAF were based at Ratmanala close to Colombo.

Used partly by the Sri Lankan Air Force these days and by some commercial charters too.

Hope this helps



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Hi everyone

thanks for coming back to me. Still can't find too much about it though even after trawling the net.

Does anyone know if the RAF used Brown's hotel for water polo?

Was there actually a billet at Negumbo?


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I dont know if these photo's of RAF Negombo might be of interest to you, but here is the link for them.


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Hi Peter026

That's the problem, I just can't get the info I need. I have other info on the same subject on negombo. Will keep all my messages there and close this one.


Thanks for your help.


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