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Old 22nd Jul 2008, 14:08
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I originally thought it might be the Chatham Islands, but I narrowed the search down to smaller airports on the South Island coast. Here is the next aerodrome challenge:
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Old 23rd Jul 2008, 05:42
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Time for some clues: Photo taken in 1951. Airfield still operational.
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Old 23rd Jul 2008, 10:51
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Looks vaguely similar to RAF Leeming.
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Old 23rd Jul 2008, 10:55
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I don't recall Leeming being that close to the coast. I'll take a shot at Kinloss.
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Old 23rd Jul 2008, 13:52
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Sorry gents, the aerodrome is not in Great Britain. The airport is presently operated by a different nationality than when the photo was taken.
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Old 24th Jul 2008, 04:41
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Time for a clue: Canadian amelioration.
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Old 24th Jul 2008, 09:22
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Toronto Island Airport?
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Old 24th Jul 2008, 10:37
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I'm going to go for Gander. The runway pattern is vaguely similar, but this would only work if the dark bits on the photo are timber not water...
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Old 24th Jul 2008, 12:12
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Negative, gents. The aerodrome is not in Canada.
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Old 24th Jul 2008, 21:02
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Reykjavík?
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Old 24th Jul 2008, 21:17
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Not Iceland. That is sand down there, not snow.
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Old 25th Jul 2008, 11:22
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One is thinking Middle East. Could even have been Doha in 1951.
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Old 25th Jul 2008, 12:34
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Yes, it is in the middle-east, (or near-east). The base was involved in a crisis in 1956.

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Old 25th Jul 2008, 12:59
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Arrow

RAF Luqa, Malta




- (If correct - OPEN HOUSE)
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Old 25th Jul 2008, 13:19
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Jenkins is correct Well done. The village next to the aerodrome is called Al Kabrit. I've seen some spelling of the base as RAF Kibrit. The base was in the thick of things durung the Suez Crisis/War of 1956. A Canadian, Lester B. Pearson, pursuaded the UN to establish a Peace Keeping Force along the canal and Gaza Strip. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts, and later went on to become Prime Minister of Canada. You have control.

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Old 25th Jul 2008, 13:41
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Not strictly speaking an airfield but once a well known seaplane base

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Old 25th Jul 2008, 14:39
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Pembroke Dock or Milford Haven?
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Old 25th Jul 2008, 15:26
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Not UK I'm afraid.
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Old 26th Jul 2008, 02:01
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Long Beach - sometime home of the Spruce Goose?
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Old 26th Jul 2008, 03:43
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Not over the pond. This base is now a 'freeport'.
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