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15th Apr 2010, 09:52
Can anyone help me please with decodes for the following ICAO locations as in use in 1961 :

EGQR - I think was Arbroath NAS ?
EGXA - was this Northolt then ?

LFOD - was this Deauville ?
LFMH - currently St. Etienne but may have changed ?

LYZA - now Zagreb, but was this the same in 1961 ?

Many thanks to anyone who can assist.

15th Apr 2010, 13:40
This site (http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/06airfields/UK/uk.htm) gives EGHB as 'Maypole', a private strip. The other British locations are not in that list.

15th Apr 2010, 15:42
I have EGXA listed as Manby near Louth in an early Pooley's Flight Guide. I think Northolt has been EGWU as long as I can remember.

15th Apr 2010, 16:10
From a very ancient UK En Route Supplement...

EGGR Blackpool
EGGT Newcastle - Woolsington
EGQR confirmed as Arbroath NAS
EGXA confirmed as Manby

No luck with the others...

15th Apr 2010, 16:13
Thanks for that - EGXA as Manby makes sense now - whoever was writing the EGKK logs that day had obviously forgotten the code !

Kieron Kirk
15th Apr 2010, 16:56
EGHB was the old designator for Exeter.

Agree with the other "EG" designators.


16th Apr 2010, 13:50
Many thanks for your various responses - very helpful.

I've just found one more "unknown" :


Would appreciate further input if possible !

17th Apr 2010, 03:24
EGYZ - Wymeswold

No luck here with your French locators....the attic archives only go back to 1978 for mainland Europe.

18th Apr 2010, 10:39
Many thanks for the steer on Wymeswold - I did actually go there once in the mid 60's when it was operated by Fields [ I think ? ] but can't remember much about what I saw !

Sir George Cayley
21st Apr 2010, 20:06
I saw an immaculate African reg DC-6

Nyer nyerny ner ner!

Sir George Cayley

Atcham Tower
21st Apr 2010, 21:48
And I saw a Hudson (CF-CRJ) plus Marathon CF-NUH and an Iranian AF C-47!

21st Apr 2010, 22:06
LFOD was Deauville
LFQL Lille
LYZA Zagreb

Who can remember prior to 1958, when the whole ICAO system of 4 letter codes for airfields was revamped

GALA H'row
FFLT Le Touquet
FFMK Calais
ONOS Ostend
ONBR Brussels
PAAM Amsterdam
GADQ Southend??
to name a few I remember from ATC Southend when I first started work there