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Doha, Qatar - ca. 1991 ? LFH
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Well done Flash.

YHC.
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Thank you Graeme. Gulf War II. Lets see if this works - LFH


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High River Air Station,Alberta,Canada. c.1920
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Correct Sabredog SiR.

High River Air Station, Alberta, 1920s. Elev 3390 ft. Probably DH-4s, with four ex-RFC Bessoneau hangars.

During WWII No 5 EFTS relocated from Lethbridge to High River (due to the frequent high winds at Lethbridge.) Three runways, two hangars and a major camp were built with 106 Classes graduated for the BCATP, initially on Tiger Moths, then Cornells.

This tells the story http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/bcatphighriver.html

And now it's all gone apart from one hangar and the RCAF flag. You can just make out the runways in the 2002 GE overhead. LFH





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Thank you,LFH,and my apologies for the delay.
P.M. to follow.
The next;
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somewhere in Iraq, possibly??
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I think this picture shows damage at Clark AFB in the Philippines caused by fall-out from the eruption of Mt Pinatubo (sp?) and which ultimately led to the closure of the base. (Google Images not used!)
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Clark A.F.B. is correct, Olympus.
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Thanks SD; this is the next challenge...

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Old 27th Jun 2012, 21:40
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`Playing to the Goofers again,Hoskins; This could all end in tears..!!`
Bader at Woodley,perhaps..?

ed.forget that ; Think it`s a Snipe,,same on the ground,and probably UK ,not Iraq....Like the Cromwell `bone-dome`...

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Sycamore, a good try but rethink the location. Actually, it didn't all end in tears as the Fg Off pilot of the Snipe (for that is what it is) ended up as MRAF.
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Absolutely no idea, but a wonderful photo.

Any chance this was part of a movie or documentary, just seems a very 'visual' shot?
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No1 Squadron Hangars,R.A.F. Hinaidi,IRAQ. F/O. Dermot Boyle at the controls.
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Correct SD, you have control.

Noyade - no idea if this is a frame from a movie; the caption reads '...taken by a camera fastened to the fin of Fg Off Boyle's Snipe'.
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Thank you,Olympus. Always knew that Michael Shaw's history of No1. Squadron would be useful one day.
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Central or Southern Americas?
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Good ranging shot,SHO. I take my hat off to you!
The airfield is situated in the southern part of Central America,and the country has strong culturally and historical links to South America.
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Its very quiet. Is it Wimbledon ? LFH

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