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A not so new one - I think!
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a) In UK?

b) Royal Navy?*

c) Yeovilton or Culdrose?

*Based on 3 storie ATC Towers being associated with RN Airfields
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In the UK but not Yeovilton or Culdrose.

Photo dates from c. 1950 as witness the MF/DF loop on the left.
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How about St Mawgan?
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Not St Mawgan.
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RNAS Lee-on-Solent?
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Not RNAS Lee-on-Solent and to my knowledge the tower in the photo has no known naval connection.
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Is it by any chance the original Heathrow tower?
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Is it by any chance the original Heathrow tower?
It is indeed.

Taken in 1949 or 1950 when Heathrow looked like this from the air:



And Heathrow was the only London Airport:



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Thanks, your photo looks like a still about 8 minutes into the clip at http://youtube.com/watch?v=o-svhmFd214&feature=related . I was going to be a real smart***e and say that the wingtip in the photo looks like that of BOAC Constellation G-AHEJ but that would be perhaps a bit over the top!

Where do you think this is?

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Cricklewood?
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Not Cricklewood
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RAF Hendon ?
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Not Hendon nor the Home Counties.

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Mannheim, Germany?
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Not Manheimm but getting warmer.

In the early 1940's there was a connection (in name only) with a colourful aristocrat who died a bit before the photo was taken in the 1920's. I would imagine his name would be familiar to just about everyone on this forum.

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Uuuummm ! FRIEDRIKSHAVEN ??? Keith.
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Sorry Keith, not Friedrikshaven.
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Germany?

Wiesbaden?
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Franz Josef? If so, Open House.
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