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Old 28th Jan 2009, 20:22
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I'd like to say Tinian but I'm dubious about the cross runway.
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 20:50
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North Field, Anderson AFB Guam?
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Old 28th Jan 2009, 22:20
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Thumbs up

StbdD - You have control. Congratulations.

I gather the whole area is undergoing refurbishment to the tune of $200 million of US Air Force money. The South runway possibly to be used as a C-130 strip.

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Old 28th Jan 2009, 23:11
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Good challenge Aviate!

An easy one I think:

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Old 28th Jan 2009, 23:37
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Trincomalee in present day Sri Lanka?
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Old 29th Jan 2009, 10:24
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Bathurst now known as Banjul, the Gambia
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Old 1st Feb 2009, 04:03
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Sorry folks. Computer failure the last day or so

Not Bathurst or Tricomalee

It is South of the Equator tho.

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Old 1st Feb 2009, 23:41
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Was its nations primary flying boat/seaplane base.
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Old 2nd Feb 2009, 21:19
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The body of water is a lake. Kingfishers would have been found here.

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Old 2nd Feb 2009, 21:54
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Rathmines, Australia?
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Old 3rd Feb 2009, 07:12
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You are correct S'land! RAAF Rathmines, NSW, Oz.

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Old 3rd Feb 2009, 10:28
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Thank you StbdD, it was the Kingfisher clue that led me to it.

I could not find this one on the list and am a bit surprised it has not been done before.

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Old 3rd Feb 2009, 13:45
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Runway pattern has a vague resemblance to Ternhill but the hangars look wrong.
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Old 3rd Feb 2009, 16:34
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Sorry, not Ternhill, wrong area altogether.
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Old 3rd Feb 2009, 20:00
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It must be west of the pond as the 0 is missing from the runway numbers (4 & 5 not 04 & 05).

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Old 3rd Feb 2009, 22:05
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Flap40:
It is indeed west of the pond.
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Old 5th Feb 2009, 12:49
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Time for a clue methinks.
This was a truly pioneering airfield which was re-named in 1918.
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Old 5th Feb 2009, 16:55
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Having had a quick Google, Mills Field, renamed Mather AFB in 1918, fits the description - but I am struggling to reconcile that with the imagery!
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Scratch that - Roosevelt Field, NY?
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Old 5th Feb 2009, 17:32
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Spot on nacluv, Roosevelt Field it is. You have control.
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