File Description: RNAS Inskip is located a few miles north of a place called Kirkham near Blackpool which is in the county of Lancashire (U.K.). During WWII the Lancashire plain was used extensively for airfields. Most famously, USAAF's BAD2, which General Doolittle labelled
'the world's greatest air depot' was located at Warton, only a few miles south of Inskip. What with RNAS Burscough and RAF Woodvale close by the other side of the river, the skies above the Ribble must have been a dense mass of most of the u.k./u.s.a. aircraft types ever flown during WW2.
Otherwise known as HMS Nightjar (X4IP), it was only open as an active airfield for a few years 1943 - 1946. It was used by the Fleet Air Arm
mainly for Radar Training and bombing practice, but many operational units would disembark from their carriers for upgrades or maintenance during carrier refits. Flying out of Inskip were many FAA types - Fireflies, Swordfish, Ansons, Barracudas, Fulmars, Tarpons (Avengers)
and Martlets (Wildcats).