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Old 24th Aug 2008, 17:03
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I think they are markings for a fire extinguisher and fire axe perhaps ?

Here's a clearer example

Canberra T4
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Thanks for replying but I was referring to the what appears to be three quavers (?) painted on the very tip of the nose between the squadron crest and the bomb aimer's window.
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Thanks Warmtoast. 21 Sqd. Scampton Canberras had a pair of crossed keys on the nose, which later migrated to the tip-tanks. 10 Sqd. had red "Speedbirds" on the nose. 18 Sqd. had blue "Speedbirds" on the nose. 27 Sqd. had a red cheat line the full length of the fuselage, no indication what they had on the nose.

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Old 24th Aug 2008, 17:40
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Here is the next 'Which Aerodrome?':
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Looks like Ayers Rock to me.
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 17:48
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Nice picture.

Looks like an airfield beside Ayers Rock, although not the current one I expect !!

Taputji, established by Eddie Connellan, judging by the aircraft
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It is the old Uluru (Ayers Rock) Airport.
Still visible on Google Earth.
Looks like chevron was under the wire a minute ahead of PPRune Radar.
chevron has control.

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Old 25th Aug 2008, 13:30
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOpen house!
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Old 25th Aug 2008, 15:18
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOpen house!

Thanks Chevvron

Vampires obviously - but where?

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72 Squadron, Linton-on-Ouse ?
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Not Middleton Saint George and not 72 Squadron, Linton-on-Ouse
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Old 25th Aug 2008, 16:51
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Nah look at those masts; it's gotta be North Weald.
NB Something wrong with the clock; I posted at 1751 and it came up as 0951.
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Chevvron has it. It's North Weald with Vampire 3's.

The then Post Office Overseas Service Radio Telephone masts in the background are the give-away - are they still there?

I was posted to North Weald (for MSOC at nearby Kelvedon Hatch in October 1953).

Not sure which squadron aircraft are shown, but possibly 601 which operated Vampires at North Weald in the late 1940's - early 1950's.

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Open Hooouuuse!
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Sorry. double post, carry on Chevron, I'll try later.

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Somewhere in Canada ?
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Looks like a US army station with all those jeeps.
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Old 26th Aug 2008, 21:19
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How about Cherry Point MCAS North Carolina.
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Not Canadian, not Cherry Point.

U.S. it is.
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