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Old 12th Apr 2017, 19:45
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RAF Ballykelly had a crossing too; it went diagonally across the runway and, being Ireland, trains had priority over aircraft.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 20:43
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
RAF Ballykelly had a crossing too; it went diagonally across the runway and, being Ireland, trains had priority over aircraft.
I believe that Ballykelly claimed (probably with some justification) to have been the only airfield in the world where a cow had been killed by a train on the main runway.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 21:00
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
And I thought making the picture black and white would obfuscate my challenge.

Nice picture though.

Gisborne it is. XV105 has the con.

PS Is that runway long enough for a VC-10?
Thanks India Four Two - and if the Sultan of Oman's VC-10 at Brooklands is anything to go by, yes!

Next up is a location that has personal significance for me.

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Old 13th Apr 2017, 12:34
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Castle Bromwich?
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 15:26
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A nice try and I can visualise your train of thought but not Castle Bromwich, chevvron.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 20:15
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It's about 50 years since I was there last, but it looks like Rearsby!
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 21:52
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Not Rearsby, Sir.
Keep Whittling away!
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 23:00
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The clue leads me to Bitteswell but I can't say I think that's the place.
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 01:32
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Nice clue Whittling so it's Hucclecote or if you prefer, Brockworth!
OH if correct.(Did they really do hops in the E28/39 on that short runway?)

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Old 14th Apr 2017, 06:19
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Yes, indeed; Hucclecote, AKA Brockworth. Glad the clue helped!

My late grandfather was an inspector with the Gloster Aircraft Company, signing off aircraft as fit to fly. One of my most cherished possessions is his 3-volume set of Newne's Engineer's books from this period and one of the stories I wish I had recorded was how he described the surprise of the E28/39.

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Old 14th Apr 2017, 11:12
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Don't use Windows so unable to post;OH.
Footnote: Sir Frank's son (Ian) still flies from Fairoaks; I meet him often.

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Old 15th Apr 2017, 01:15
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Somewhere a little warmer...

As Chevvron has declared OH, this place has a brief military history...



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Old 15th Apr 2017, 06:43
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Groote Eylandt? OH if correct...
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 07:19
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"Just" across the bay from Groote Eylandt - Mornington Island (ONG).


I'll have to OH this as I'm off out for the day.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 07:30
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nvubu has it,

Gununa on Mornington Island, Gulf of Carpentaria. Home to 313 Radar Station, RAAF during WW2.

As nvubu has nominated, it is now OH.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 10:19
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Derr! I looked at Mornington Island on GE, and then for unknown reasons typed in Groote!
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 10:57
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My jurisdiction is QLD Dora-9, so don't venture over the border to NT much! Try this one (I do not expect to last long), another time, another place, but fond childhood memories for moi...



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Old 15th Apr 2017, 12:03
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Looks a bit like Wroughton.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 13:15
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Or even Biggin Hill, with the old Surrey and Kent FS hangar behind.
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Old 15th Apr 2017, 15:48
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I think you're right Shackman; I knew I'd seen that tower somewhere. Used mainly when the RAF weren't operating in their tower which is the one used nowadays.
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