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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 02:19
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Is this actually a photograph?
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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 11:03
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I was about to ask the same question as Twochai. It look very much like a screen shot from a flight sim game.
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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 12:06
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RAF Geilenkirchen?

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If not Geilenkirchen then how about Percival Pembroke XF799 departing RAF Gutersloh on it's way back to Geilenkirchen?

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Old 2nd Dec 2008, 15:11
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Is this actually a photograph?
Yes, although a rather old, now well over fifty-years old photo taken in the 1950s which pre-date flight sim games by forty-years or so.

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Its not Geilenkirchen and it's not RAF Gutersloh.

Furrther clue.
The location is NOT in Europe and here is another view of ATC.


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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 11:30
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I'll have a stab at El Adem then......a.k.a. Marham but no grass
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What about RAF Muharraq?
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 15:24
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RAF Khormaksar?
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 15:36
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Not RAF Muharraq, or RAF Khormaksar or El Adem.

However, if you tanked up an aircraft at El Adem with enough fuel for a 3,500-mile journey you'd reach the location just as the tanks ran dry.
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Old 3rd Dec 2008, 16:56
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RAF Negombo in Sri Lanka, now Colombo International.
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Not RAF Negombo in Sri Lanka, now Colombo International.
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Long shot - RAF Changi as was........
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RAF Changi as was
Not Changi - too far east
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Wild stab in the dark - Yelahanka?
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Yelahanka?
Not Yelahanka (wherever that is)

A Further Clue

Try going south from El Adem and you'll be warmer.
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Is it Gwelo in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) ?
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Is it Gwelo in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) ?
Not Gwelo (Gweru) but you are exceedingly warm.
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Harare then?
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Harare then?
Harare it is, but when the photos were taken in 1953 it was called New Sarum Air Force Station (formerly Kentucky AFS) and occupied by the Southern Rhodesian Air Force.

The Pembroke shown was the first of four purchased by the SRAF in 1953 to replace DH Rapides like the rather smart one shown in my photo below that flew Sir Geoffrey Huggins, the prime minister of Southern Rhodesia to RAF Thornhill near Gwelo (Gweru) for talks about the closure of RAF Thornhill when the Rhodesian Air Training Group closed down in late 1953.


SRAF Pembrokes were phased out of service in 1963



The 1950's New Sarum ATC tower still shows up on Google Earth as below.



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Lets face it, Slim Shady crossed the ball for me to knock it into an empty net.

Where is this then:

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How about Ouarzazate?
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