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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 16:46
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A clue to keep things moving......the home team's flag is flying...
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 17:04
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Juventus? (Torino)

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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 19:12
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Sorry, not Juventus..

Photo was taken in the '60's; the airfield was in use for scheduled flights then and in the '70s, although this baffled many people....maybe later than that but I don't know.

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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 21:55
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Hmmm...I thought it would go quickly. If you found the 2 clues so far baffling, you could try a casino gamble at the name.....
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 22:53
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It's Stars n Stripes that's getting me. More delving, I like this game, and I don't historical data bases.
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Old 23rd Nov 2012, 22:57
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Ostend - Middelkerke ??
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Not Ostende, but not all that far away....

A converted DC4 was written off there, in a baffling accident.....
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 10:27
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Well G-ARSF written off at EHRD/RTM & G-APNH written off at LFAT/LTQ so has got to be one or the other, but the tower could be Le Touquet, but can't see the railway lines
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 10:36
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Merlinxx has it; it's Le Touquet; the pic is a postcard I sent in 1967 after an involuntary and totally unqualified night landing there, resulting from awful flight planning. They gave me an SRA (or similar) with enormous charm and encouragement. "Rien de quoi, Monsieur", they said afterwards.

I thought that "baffling" would be a clue!

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Old 24th Nov 2012, 12:52
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Thks Capot...

Open House. Le Touquet, 1955 with parents on a Morton's jolly ex Croydon. Then later when with BUA on our Silver Arrow, just loved getting of the Viscount/1-11 straight on to the train. Many happy lunches at the airport restaurant
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 13:27
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Capot ?

were you on "NH" hotel then ?
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 14:55
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Merlinxx; no, I had flown a light a/c across the Channel, as a fairly recent PPL, and got the sunset time wrong!

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Old 25th Nov 2012, 12:11
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OH, so here goes ---

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Old 25th Nov 2012, 13:33
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Where

That looks like Bhutan, if not very similiar.

In the unlikely event would have to advise OH, Paul H.
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Sorry zetec, not Bhutan - a different continent
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Another view ----

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Old 26th Nov 2012, 12:51
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado ?
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 16:12
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Spot on Kev - YHC

(God's own - that'll be Lancashire then!)
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No ours is the pure white rose haha. Wonderful airfield especially the drive from Vail. Worth the visit for the friendly owner who insisted on opening up his hangar to show us his Broussard.
I digress not 100% sure on uploading pictures so open house

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Smile

OH? So here I come again with one of my photos from long ago...



I am a nice guy so I will give you a clue right away: same series as the others photos I have shown so far...But you would need to be lucky (or steel eyed) to find it using Google...

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