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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 17:39
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Sorry, not RCAF Station Centralia, Ontario.
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 19:57
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Hows about Moose Jaw?
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 20:12
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Sorry, not Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Way too far west.

In 1935, a steel-framed seaplane hangar was constructed on the mystery base. The seaplane ramp is still useable.
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 21:09
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Shearwater?
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 21:42
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Is that the Bay of Quinte and RCAF Trenton. It looks familiar with the offshore island.
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 23:44
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Hen Ddraig is correct Yes, it is the Bay of Quinte, by the north shore of Lake Ontario. From 1939 to 1945, RCAF Trenton (CYTR), was the most important Commonwealth Training Base in the British Empire. Post-war CFB Trenton became the central Transport Air Command base, in addition to a Search and Rescue Headquarters. Trenton was also home for several other major air force activities. You have control.
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 09:17
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Also home of 8 Wing and Halifax under restoration.
Sorry guys, I only seem to get time for aerodrome watching when i'm away. Open House

Time to spare, go by air

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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 10:11
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Time to get the thermals out!

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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 12:00
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A Brit at Goose Bay
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 13:21
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How about a bit further north? Thule, Greenland?

If so, what on earth were you doing up there in your Britannia, brakedwell?
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 16:02
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Not Goose Bay, not Thule, slightly further south.

If so, what on earth were you doing up there in your Britannia, brakedwell?
I will reveal all when the location is found!
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 17:11
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Hey BeeDub,

How about RCAF Station / CFB Resolute Bay?

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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 17:30
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Frobisher (or whatever it is called nowadays)? If so, open house.
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 18:01
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Resolute it is, but it wasn't an RCAF base when we were there.
The photo was taken during a 5 week trip around North American with 11 graduates from the Imperial Defence College, Belgravia. Landing on the gravel permafrost runway required a bit of finesses - definitely no reverse thrust and gentle braking. The only damage incurred was a couple of small stone dents on the port flap. Here is another image of a very cold Britannia!

Over to you grizzled.

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Old 24th Mar 2009, 02:23
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Thanks BW -- some great pics there!

Let me take us all further back in time . . .

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Old 24th Mar 2009, 16:37
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I see some hints are in order . . .

The photo above shows the entire complement of Lysanders for their Unit.
Those Lysanders are not from the RAF OTU that existed on the base at the time.

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Old 24th Mar 2009, 16:48
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grizzled,

Are you being a bit sneaky here?

Those look like Canadian hangars in the background. Is this Rockcliffe?

maybe not - I missed grizzled's clue above.
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Old 24th Mar 2009, 16:51
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I was thinking the building look too modern for UK in the late 30's early 40's.
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Old 24th Mar 2009, 18:16
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Good work so far guys . . .

Canada yes. Rockcliffe no.

Sneaky? Maybe, but the clues are factual. As you guys know, there were quite a few RAF OTU's outside the UK in the early 1940s.

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Old 24th Mar 2009, 18:20
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Definitely sneaky

How about same city, different airport - Uplands?
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