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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 18:50
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To relieve the boredom then:

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Morning Db.

Not been around of late.

Russian helicopters and the centre one might be an Mi4, so we may be in Russia or the old east Germany.
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We are, LM
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Salzwedel ?
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Yes, Salzwedel - you have control. If the challenge had got stuck I also had this picture of the same field in an earlier incarnation:

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Apologies, but I have injured myself so it will have to be OH.
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Hello all!

I have been away for a while but I have no shortage of interesting european airfields!...Here it is:



I am misericordious and will provide one clue:

JG2 - transition to Bf 109F

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Northern France?
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Evreux, France?

OH if correct as just off t'pub.

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I have injured myself
Not the brain again?
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Northern France it is, Evreux it is not...

Another clue: nearby was a fighter command post of considerable operational importance (also, lot of remnants)
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Just for fun a view of the large hangar visible in the upper centre of the airfield photo:

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Well I've found a copy of the 'hangar' photo which is labled 'Beauvais' but I can't tie in the first pic with anything on Google Earth though.

Perhaps later development of the nearby airfield together with the autoroute service area have changed the layout too much.
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The crescent-shaped wood and the one to its left look like those at the R101 crash site, generally referred to as near Beauvais so Duckbutt's on to something!
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Nivillers ?
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No, it is not Beauvais (Tillé), nor is it Nivillers. Look up north...The Fighter HQ I am referring to was code-named "PLUTO" by their german users...

Beauvais Tillé and Nivillers form a meta-airfield, they are connected together and in the case of Tillé are concrete runway equipped.

The photo I propose to your sagacity shows no such thing... If the hangar has been labelled Beauvais elsewhere, it is wrong but understandable; Beauvais had a great many hangars camouflaged as "farms" including a couple of them workshops 40 or 50m wide which warranted themselves this kind of "manor" camouflage.
If one looks closely to the photo you will notice two 40m hangars of this type. They have now disappeared but another airfield nearby has kept its example (devoid of the camouflage now!)...which makes it rather unique (only one other survivor of the type in Creil, this one never camouflaged)...

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Gotcha I reckon! St Pol-Bryas, just to the north of St Pol s/Ternoise?
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I reckon you're right Duckbutt... how on earth did you find that neck of the woods?

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