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Old 17th Aug 2012, 05:06
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Spot on Airclues. Open House it is then.
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 15:44
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Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 22:03
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I'd be tempted to say those were PBY's with a sluice ramp at the left of the photo.

Canada?
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 22:55
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Sorry, not Canada.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 05:21
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Flew nearby in 1984, I think it's Eagle Mountain Lake in Texas?
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 07:35
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Yes, aviate1138 is correct. A former USN and USMC base deep in the heart of Texas. Your turn.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 08:44
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evansb - thanks

Shouldn't be too hard. The guy is pointing at a three ton truck falling out of the sky.....

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Old 18th Aug 2012, 08:51
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Massive explosion at an ammo dump 'somewhere in England'. After the Battle have covered it using this picture but I can't remember where , somewhere like Wratting Common?
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 17:15
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Metfield Airfield bomb dump explosion.
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Old 18th Aug 2012, 21:02
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sabre dog you are the Main Man. A pal of mine lived at Metfield Hall during the war. He grew up with P-47s, P51s and B-24s just outside his bedroom window! Lucky sod.

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Old 19th Aug 2012, 07:02
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Many thanks,Aviate1138.
The next challenge;
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 22:46
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This challenge has been idle for more than two days. Perhaps a hint is in order.
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Old 21st Aug 2012, 23:50
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How 'bout I start the ball rolling with Worthy Down?
(I was tempted to say Lympne but the reservoir and dwellings are wrong)
(Definitely not Rearsby)

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 05:46
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Not in the UK? Somewhere in Germany?
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 06:49
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Apologies for not providing some hints/clues earlier than this.
The airfield is no longer extant, but was well known in the 1930s. It is now part of a housing estate and Country Park ,and still retains a link to it's aviation past.
Not Lympne, Rearsby or Worthy Down,Chevvron.
U.K. is correct,Simon.

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 11:03
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Could it be Woodley by any slim chance?
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 11:11
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It is indeed the old Woodley Airfield, Aviate1138.
YHC
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 16:43
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thanks sabredog


Don't hurry over this one.........

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 17:43
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Rush Green?
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 19:09
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Tempsford! Spot on!

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