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Old 28th Mar 2013, 16:51
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That's Skrydstrup I believe, in Denmark.


OH has been declared.
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 21:45
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A Sea Base....not on Mel's list, as far as I can see...

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Old 28th Mar 2013, 21:58
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Wild guess - Taranto ? LFH
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Old 28th Mar 2013, 22:08
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Sorry Lord, not Taranto.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 06:44
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Kalafrana, Malta
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 07:53
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Not on Malta.

Additional map, roughly with the same orientation as the photo above....

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Old 29th Mar 2013, 11:17
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Clues

Not sure if there will much of a crowd watching over Easter, so another map and further clues.



The flying boats are Short Singapores and the harbour is on the Algerian coastline.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 11:48
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In that case I think that might be Bne (now Annaba)!
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 13:56
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Arzew?..........
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 16:47
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I reckon Duckbutt is correct!
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 17:36
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Only polite to wait for confirmation TCF.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 20:52
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Well done Duckbutt.
Your control.

Happy Easter.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 22:59
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Thanks Graeme. I'm off to bed now but here's one that will no doubt will be sorted when I came back in the morning:

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 12:12
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I think this is the water airport at Pavia, Italy.

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 12:23
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It's not TCF but there once was a (direct) connection.
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Old 30th Mar 2013, 12:34
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Interesting... the existing hangar in Pavia is of identical design!
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Old 30th Mar 2013, 13:57
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OK, my guess is that the "direct connection" is the River Po and that the hangar is (or was) located in Turin between the Ponte Isabella and the Ponte Balbis.

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 14:04
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Entirely correct TCF except that the direct connection I had in mind was that Pavia was one of the 'stops' of the Torino to Trieste seaplane service that operated between 1926 and 1934. Over to you.

Point of irrelevent interest, I drove through your village a couple of weeks ago, very pleasant spot.

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 14:22
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Indeed, the direct connection was going to be either the river or the service route... I went for the river. Good challenge... it kept me quiet for a few hours!

Point of irrelevant interest... I've since moved from Chitterne; but only by a few miles. However, I do agree, it's a most pleasant area of Wiltshire.

Open House...

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Old 31st Mar 2013, 08:48
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Apropos () Duckbutt's post, this is all that is left of this water aerodrome:


1st April 1926 - the first commercial air service in Italy. 87 years ago tomorrow.
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