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Old 30th Aug 2013, 21:24
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Talbenny (Wales)?
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 01:26
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Sorry, not Wales. It is located south of Wales.

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Is that an upside down aircraft in the beach lying where it has been bulldozed to make more space for operational aircraft evansb?
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Not sure about a bulldozed aircraft, but the photo was taken in 1947. During WW.II damaged aircraft were indeed pushed into the surf. The aerodrome was struck off in 1966, and is no longer visible on Google Earth.
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Querqueville, Nomandie.

OH if correct.

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Querqueville, France, is correct. CGB declared OPEN HOUSE.
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Can't hide it's origins, but now a well equipped (ILS/DME) primarily flying school airport.
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hint: it's within a 200 miles radius of the previous, Querqueville. And they're in a bit of trouble as the flyingschool providing 75% of the traffic, went bust
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Warsaw Pact styling so maybe East Germany?
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Merville-Calonne?
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Old 2nd Sep 2013, 11:33
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dash7fan spot on !!! It's OH again !
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Hello all!

I see some people tread in my domain of choice ...

The origins of Merville Calonne are not so clearly visible on this view: it was created as a French "platform of operations" in 1937 (just a grass square), then enormously developed by the Germans around 1941/1942 with three concrete runways, and many hangars/revetments (30+).
As was their standard practice the Germans developed the airfield outside the original french airfield thus leaving the original airfield operational (during Battle of Britain He111 bombers from KG4 and Do17 from KG2 were using the original french airfield).

The photo I join shows clearly the orignal airfield in clear grey and the three german runways....I would have used this one, had the timing been right

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Quantico/Turner.......
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Quantico is correct. You have control
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Thank you. Open House folks.
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This thread has gone very quiet. Here's one:

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Filton perhaps as its a newly built Bristol Beaufort? In the unlikely event that I'm correct, OH as I'm going to be away for a few days.
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Not Filton. Note the shape of the fin.
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Hangar in the background appears to have a sign with a bottom line 'Air Service Ltd' so I'll plump for Heston.(Nice 3 -pointer about to happen)
Note no gun fitted to the turret and no squadron letters. Interesting chimney(?) in the background but no cooling towers so unlikely to be Croydon.
Sorry to ramble on, not much happening at work today!

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