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Old 15th Mar 2008, 17:59
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RAF Newton then.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 19:10
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It is not Little Rissington, Cranwell, Henlow, Odiham, Bicester, Driffield, Harwell, Bircham Newton, South Cerney, Cranfield, Debden, or Newton.


Although one of those guesses is quite close.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 19:35
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Although one of those guesses is quite close.
That's reassuring!
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 19:50
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Well Rissy was close to Windrush, and Leconfield is close to Driffield; Abingdon is close to Harwell;
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R.A.F. Wyton?
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 20:25
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Not any of those.

This airfield sees many overseas visitors.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 20:42
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How about Biggin Hill?
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 20:56
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R.A.F Cosford?
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 21:22
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Neither Cosford nor Biggin Hill


The gate guard and main road to this station share something in common.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 21:42
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RAF Upwood?
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 21:54
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Not Upwood, although one of the squadrons which served at Upwood was disbanded on this base.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 23:25
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RAF Bassingbourn?
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 23:30
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RAF Northolt?
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 00:03
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Not Bassingbourn or Northolt.

It is near to a Gash bus garage.
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 00:32
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RAF Mildenhall ???? Is close to some ????
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 03:10
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RAF Waddington, it being nearish to Newark and the Bowbridge Road depot?
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 07:41
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R.A.F.Scampton or Upper Heyford?
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 10:56
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Speedpig has it, but not for the right reasons.

This was the second watch office at Waddington, replacing one that was on top of the Mere Road hangar complex. This tower was demolished when the runways were built and the taxiways widened.

There have been a total of 5 control buildings at Waddington, 3 still exist

Answers to the clues:
There is a flying club and the Lincs Air ambulance helicopter based here.
Cranwell is close to Waddington
Many overseas aircraft visit the Airshow every year
The Main road to the camp is the A607, and the gate guard is XM607.
50 Sqn was at Upwood with Canberra aircraft and disbanded at Waddington in 1984.
The Gash bus company (its actual name) used to run busses in Lincoln, and their garage is just down the A607 from the camp, it burned down last year, taking a few old busses with it.


Over to Speedpig.
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 14:14
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Great challenge thanks.
And there was me thinking the road was A36, and started looking for aircraft type rather than reg.
The Gash bus company gave me the best clue, so was a bit lucky as I only found the Bowbridge Road depot and then used Google Earth to find the nearest airfield.
Is the Vulcan still there?

I regret to announce it's open house as I'm not at home.

Help yourselves guys.
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 14:31
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Yes, Speedpig, XM607 is still there, now parked over by the A15, opposite the spotters enclosure.

She was cleaned and repainted last year, and externally looks quite good.

As Speedpig has declared open house, we all await the next picture.

So first one in gets the call.
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