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Which Aerodrome?

Old 2nd May 2009, 16:48
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Are we talking North America, maybe Canada ?

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Old 2nd May 2009, 17:14
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Bauerfield, Port Vila, Vanuatu.Open house if correct.
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Old 2nd May 2009, 23:30
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Hyperborean is correct! Bauer Field, Port Villa, Vananutu.

Open House has been declared.

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Old 2nd May 2009, 23:50
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As its Open House try this for size.

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Old 3rd May 2009, 04:26
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RAF Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, England. This is a choice photograph. The air conditioned DH Vampire FB9s were flown by Royal Australian Air Force pilots based at Malta for a period.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 11:03
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evansb you have it in one! Over to you.

These Luqa (Malta) based RAAF FB9's came to the UK for the Queen's Coronation Review in July 1953 and were temporarily based at Horsham St Faith. Not sure whether they took past in the fly-past or were on static display at Odiham, but assume some of them did.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 12:04
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Formation 24 of the Coronation Review consisted of 12 Vampire FB9s from 78 Wing, RAAF Malta, operated from RAF Horsham St. Faith. They flew over Odiham at 15:54 at 1600 ft and 265 KIAS, led by G/C B A Eaton.

78 Wing was composed of 75 and 76 Sqns, RAAF.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 14:24
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Thanks Wt. Here is the next "Which Aerodrome?":
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Old 3rd May 2009, 14:56
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I'll start with Antwerp?
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Old 3rd May 2009, 16:45
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Not Antwerp, but close.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 17:02
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Le Touquet Cote d'Opale
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Old 3rd May 2009, 17:48
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Sorry, not Le Touquet. Flap40's guess was closer. The mystery aerodrome is no longer.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 17:52
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Maybe..

Hilversum ?
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Old 3rd May 2009, 17:56
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Sorry, not Hilversum, NL.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 21:30
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Grimbergen?
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Old 3rd May 2009, 21:35
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Not Grimbergen, but the country is correct.
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Old 4th May 2009, 11:57
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RAAF Vampires

I think the RAAF Vampires were based at Takali not Luqa.
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Old 4th May 2009, 12:17
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According to a RAAF 75 Sqd. history source, the RAAF operated the Vampire F.B.9s initially from RNAS Hal-Far, Malta, and later moved to Ta'Qali (Takali).
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Old 4th May 2009, 17:11
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Photo taken at mystery aerodrome:
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Old 4th May 2009, 19:25
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