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Old 29th Mar 2017, 21:32
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Originally Posted by kcockayne View Post
Correct, Chevvron. It is a Guernsey registered 'bus - but they used it at Jersey Airport when they started to 'bus pax around due to remote parking requirements. My memory fails me as to the date, but it must have been around the 1990s.
The bus has it's own web page - Vehicle History and Restoration
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 23:30
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Late XV105, Sleap.

Sorry, away again so open house.
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 23:41
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Sleap indeed! I did say it was easy!

Good luck with one that requires more detective work!
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 11:14
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from 1945.................

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Old 30th Mar 2017, 12:43
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Looks like Silverstone to me.
Just seen wiki. Has the same picture.

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Old 30th Mar 2017, 13:32
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yup - too easy... OH
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 16:27
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Not posted a photo for a while, hope this works.
Not an aerodrome but an ex RAF station which had quite a large area of grass.

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Old 30th Mar 2017, 16:35
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Chicksands?
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 17:12
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Given your location.. I'd say RAF Sopley
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 17:13
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RAF Sopley, Hampshire, England ?
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 17:38
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Well done.

Took that photo today.
Thought I'd get the guard house but that's gone, only a few huts left and they will be gone in a month or two. Lots of new houses.
Better than building on green fields.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 18:22
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Welcome Kewbick, that was pretty good from so far away.
RichieD beat you by a minute so he has the chair.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 19:37
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Well done.

Took that photo today.
Thought I'd get the guard house but that's gone, only a few huts left and they will be gone in a month or two. Lots of new houses.
Better than building on green fields.
Wonder what's happened to the bits you can't see to which the guardhouse was the entrance.
I visited during my Area Radar course at Hurn back in '73; you enter the 'guardhouse' and walk down a long sloping passage etc. Above ground was the T80 radar head which was rotating so slowly (4 rpm) you could step into its equipment cabin while it rotated.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 21:48
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I did an ATC camp there in about 1967. Remember doing rifle drill in the pouring rain.
There was a lot of stuff underground, 6 levels i think. We only went down 2 levels.

According to wiki:-
The only surviving surface features of the site are the guardhouse, which has been refurbished, the generator building and a small blockhouse that doubles as an emergency exit for the bunker. The bunker too remains intact and is used by a private company for data storage.[3]

I didn't see the guardhouse when I went past today.
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Old 1st Apr 2017, 03:09
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So RichieD,.. where is your challenge?
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Old 1st Apr 2017, 11:53
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He's had over 24 hours; maybe you should post.
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Old 2nd Apr 2017, 02:05
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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 01:59
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Clue: the suspension bridge is somewhat famous.
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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 10:04
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GUESS: Tacoma Narrows so Seattle/Tacoma?
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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 10:09
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Originally Posted by Kewbick View Post
Clue: the suspension bridge is somewhat famous.
Since the only US suspension bridge most of us aeronautical folk could name is the Tacoma Narrows bridge, I expect that's Tacoma Narrows Airport.
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