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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

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can't comment....... for a while..........




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Old 8th May 2021, 00:25
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can't comment....... for a while..........



Air Cadets so more likely Perranporth.
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Old 8th May 2021, 09:23
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OUAQUKGF Ops has it with Predanack - oddly only 25 kms from Flushing (see previous challenge..) I think 626 Gliding Squadron use Pendannack Chevron




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Old 8th May 2021, 09:34
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Interesting challenge Asturias. Looked pretty dreary in first image. The airmen depicted were from 304 (Polish) Squadron Coastal Command. An excellent book to read is ' No Place to Land ' by J.F. Jaworzyn of 304 Squadron .(pub William Kimber 1984).
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An Arena for The Flying Circus.......

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Old 8th May 2021, 11:48
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My first thought was Rendcomb, but it looks a bit hilly for that.
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Old 8th May 2021, 12:55
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More like Luxters Farm near Henley; you take off dowhill and land uphill.
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Old 8th May 2021, 13:01
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
OUAQUKGF Ops has it with Predanack - oddly only 25 kms from Flushing (see previous challenge..) I think 626 Gliding Squadron use Pendannack Chevron



Pendannack?
I'm a bit out of touch with which VGS are still operating; the three to which I used to supply cadets from Herts and Bucks Wing ATC (612 Abingdon, 613 Halton and 616 Henlow) have all been disbanded so there is a massive 'void' stretching from Oxfordshire through Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to Bedfordshire.
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Old 8th May 2021, 13:38
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are we in the UK ?
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"Looked pretty dreary in first image." - Cornwall on a wet winters day............. wonderful!


Chevron - 626 have a fairly active Face book page - looks like they have quite a good time.

As to the challenge that hill look a bit high for Henley - I'd suggest it's further west in the Vale of the White Horse maybe?
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Beautiful country-side - certainly in the United Kingdom....keep on searching......




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Old 8th May 2021, 15:54
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how's about Cirencester ?
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Old 8th May 2021, 16:38
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Cirencester a charming town but not the right location.
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This Artist celebrated The Green Green Grass of Home - In their confusion Women sometimes threw Undies at him........
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Well thats Tom Jones I think which takes us to Pontypridd - but I don't think there was ever an airfield there so maybe Glamorgan?

Might be Llandow by the scenery but that only opened in 1940. Pengham Moors is the right age but the scenery doesn't look right...............
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Tom Jones - a common name in Wales....... You are in the right country but you need to broaden your canvas to find him in the town where the 'aerodrome' is.

And no, his clothing is not from Carnaby Street but of the period. You might find paint on his fingers.

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Final clue: Christian Name not shortened..............
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Ahhh - Thomas Jones of Pencerrig, Llanelwedd in Powys in the late 18th Century

It's not Builth Wells as I can't find any pictures (or even a precise location) but it look like Llandrindod Wells just up the road to me
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Llandridnod Wells it is. Not much to the aerodrome as you will see. You got there in the end Asturias well done! Incidentally Descol you had me worried when you picked up Hamel at Cirencester I thought you had rumbled me.



Tom Norton. Llandridnod's Motor Entrepreneur who brought aviation to the town. Photo credit: Grace's Guide.



Tom Norton's Automobile Palace. It is not known if he ever sold any aeroplanes but he appeared to show an interest in the sale of Kronfeld Drones.



Gustav Hamel displayed at the invitation of Tom Norton in 1913.

1933 Possibly a National Air Day Display. Photo credit: Radnorshire Museum.




Alas this enterprise came to nothing. It is thought that the aerodrome closed towards the end of the 1930s. Photo credit County Times.

It is all yours Asturias.

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