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Old 26th Apr 2008, 12:00
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Not Blackbushe Tiger_Mate

Clue #1 This significant airfield has been closed for some years
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Old 26th Apr 2008, 12:22
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Hatfield (Chiswick) Airfield.
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Another "wildcard" entry .. Aldermaston ??
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Sabredog

You are correct with Hatfield but it is Hatfield Herts

The photo is the original de Havilland flying club at Hatfield phot dates from 1937. The buildings were in the area of the field that is now the Bishop square development car park.


To visualise the setting the art deco hangar from the earlier pic can be seen in lower right of this more recent shot

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Thank you,Wunper. Just for the record, I think that you will find the correct name for the airfield prior to DeHavillands moving there from Stag Lane, was Hatfield (Chiswick), Herts. Chiswick does not refer to the west London location. Actions Stations,page,113, refers.
The following clinched it somewhat. The late Alex Henshaw, M.B.E. overhead Hatfield in a Mew Gull. The painting is by courtesy of R.A.F-Art.com.

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Excellent sleuthing SD I stand corrected on the name btw

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Old 26th Apr 2008, 15:04
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Have a go at this gentlemen ....

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Old 27th Apr 2008, 00:26
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Lots of mangroves, so somewhere in the Tropics. It doesn't seem to fit any Queensland aerodromes, and the divided highway/dual carriageway seems to indicate a fairly populous area, so how about either Malaysia or Brazil?

Also, the runway markings on the closest threshold seem very strange - two numbers?
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Not Malaysia, not Brazil. Though the latter is closer in terms of the side of the world its in ...
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Key West NAS. Fla
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Not Key West NAS ...
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Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico?
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Old 27th Apr 2008, 18:53
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AfgAirOps .. spot on.

Took the picture a few months ago as I went past in a 172. Airfield closed a few years back, but I can't provide any info on the strange thr markings, perhaps its just an X?

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Porto Santo Island adjacent to Madeira?
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Johnson Island??
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Old 28th Apr 2008, 11:06
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Sorry..... no to both
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Ushuaia Airport, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina ?
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Ushuaia Airport, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina ?
Beyond any shadow of doubt
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With due respect to AfgAirOps, that vote of confidence from Speedpig compells me to post the next mystery aerodrome:
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