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Old 21st Apr 2009, 10:45
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Maldives ???

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Old 21st Apr 2009, 11:24
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How about Penang?
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 11:52
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Mr. G,
not the Maldives.

bd,
Heading in the right direction from Colombo, but not Penang.
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 13:47
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Port Moresby, PNG ??

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Old 21st Apr 2009, 15:08
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Getting closer!

Two clues:

1. The airport terminal picture has something in common with the Silhouette Thread.

2. This may be a give away, but I cannot resist posting this picture, sent by a friend, of one of my favourite aircraft operating from this airport

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Old 21st Apr 2009, 15:32
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Well thank goodness it is not Columbo, TV series?

Get a grip, Mokmer, NNG.

Yes I agree, my favourite a/c as well.

One of many I saw at Dunsfold .

Yes I am afraid the photograph was indeed a giveaway.

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ps. 322 Squadron?
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 15:37
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A long shot - Butterworth
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 15:49
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Honiara, Solomon Islands ???

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Old 21st Apr 2009, 16:33
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Ciarain's got it.

Mokmer airport on Biak Island in the former Netherlands New Guinea, now Irian Jaya province of Indonesia.

I don't know which RNAF squadron N-222 belongs to, but I think I can see the sawtooth LE and the outboard hardpoint of an F6.

My reference to Silhouettes was the two Bird of Paradise outlines on the concrete structure in front of the terminal. Biak is famous for its Birds of Paradise.

The carefully obfuscated street sign in the foreground says "Dr Albert Plesmanplein". Albert Plesman was one of the co-founders of KLM.

Over to you, KK.

PS Peter Falk is probably in the Morris Minor waiting for a suspect to arrive

PPS Concerning Hunters, I saw the famous 22 aircraft loop at Farnborough in 1958. I didn't realise how special it was at the time.
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I had to cheat a bit by finding out where Dutch Hunter F.6 were deployed in New Guinea.

I do not have anything to post -so openhouse.

Ciarain.
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 16:52
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Thanks KK, I will step in with this.


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Old 21st Apr 2009, 21:34
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India Four Two.

What was special about the 22 A/C loop?

I remember the 229OCU (Chivenor) Aerobatics in the late '60s or early '70s.
36 hunters in 229 and E II R formation.
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Old 22nd Apr 2009, 05:30
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dixi188,

Ah, but did the Chivenor boys do loops and barrel rolls? I'm trying to imagine the formation changes to ensure that the letters were still readable from the ground

"Mirror 2 go! d go!"

I did see the JPs do "EIIR" at Abingdon in 68, but that was strictly straight and level.
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Old 22nd Apr 2009, 09:35
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Male, Maldives?

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Old 22nd Apr 2009, 09:51
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You got it, over to you AAO.
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Old 22nd Apr 2009, 19:02
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The next one;



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Old 23rd Apr 2009, 20:47
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Somewhere in Israel?
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Old 23rd Apr 2009, 20:57
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Sorry, not Israel.

It's usually a bit warmer in Israel than it is here.....

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Old 23rd Apr 2009, 22:33
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Reminds me of Kuwait new.
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 17:25
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Not Kuwait sorry.

Move to cooler areas....

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