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Old 15th Oct 2017, 07:53   #7301 (permalink)
 
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 22:58   #7302 (permalink)
 
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Harry and descol are in the correct ocean, with Harry on the correct side of the equator.

Was there three weeks ago and the basic necessities seem to be covered.

Accom was a bit basic - but not the worst I've been in during an airport inspection.

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Old 16th Oct 2017, 12:49   #7303 (permalink)
 
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If Harry is the right side of the equator - then it has to be one of the many southern Gilbert islands
- I 'll guess Beru !
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 22:10   #7304 (permalink)
 
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Getting closer but still a lot of Pacific Ocean to cover. I included the additional picture of the building to help narrow down the search.

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Old 17th Oct 2017, 13:05   #7305 (permalink)
 
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Tabiteuea North Airport, Kiribati ?
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 22:47   #7306 (permalink)
 
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SPOT ON SMOKEON

Tab North it is - well done.

Recently "improved" in anticipation of the Air Kiribati Dash 8 arriving.

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Old 18th Oct 2017, 07:55   #7307 (permalink)
 
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Thank you,mgahan.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 08:17   #7308 (permalink)
 
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Here's an interesting one.
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Hornet - Japanese POW's........ 1945 Malaya?
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 13:11   #7311 (permalink)
 
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Def Mossies,wrong prop and rotation(4 blader,stbd rotates c/w on Hornet)...
perhaps Butterworth..?
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 14:53   #7312 (permalink)
 
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Morning all. I see lots of activity while Iíve been sleeping.

Mosquitos and a Dakota lurking in the background. Japanese POW labour. Not an island and not Malaya.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 19:53   #7313 (permalink)
 
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Well done JENKINS. A little known piece of post-WWII history. I got the photo from here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Vietnam_(1945–46)

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Japanese POW's under British supervision repairing the taxiing strip at Saigon airfield, with behind them RAF de Havilland Mosquito aircraft, December 1945
Probably Tan Son Nhut, although it might be Bien Hoa.

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Old 18th Oct 2017, 20:19   #7314 (permalink)
 
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Very smartly edited, I42 !!!!

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Old 18th Oct 2017, 20:40   #7315 (permalink)
 
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JENKINS,

They were there during the dry season (October-April), so they probably were OK.

A little research suggests that the Mossies are PR 34s of 684 Squadron:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._684_Squadron_RAF
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Grantley Adams?
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no but in the Americas
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Is it Antigua ?
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Is it Antigua ?
not on an island................
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