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Old 1st Nov 2011, 23:30
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Last wild guess - Lyon-Bron. Its the only other French destination shown on the Croydon timetable of 1931. Otherwise completely flummoxed. OH if correct. LFH
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 07:53
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Not Lyon-Bron,LordFlashheart. This was a military (Training) airfield with a small a civilian aeroclub.Opened in 1911 and still extant in 1962. No connection with Croydon. Exact photograph is on the web.
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 20:37
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Airfield Saran (Aérodrome de Saran, also known as Aérodrome de Orleans-Saran or Saran Army Air Field)

OH if correct as off to work for the night.
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 20:48
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Well done,SilentHandover.
It is indeed Orleans-Sagan airfield.

"Silent Handovers" were always the best sort! Have a good night duty.
Open House is declared by SH.
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 21:35
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Try this one -

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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 22:21
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Wig Bay, ex flying boat MU.

OH if correct.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 07:26
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Wig Bay it is
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 14:48
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Not on the list.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 15:35
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Thorpe Abbots?
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 18:00
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Sorry - not Thorpe Abbots.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 18:58
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Upottery,3nm NE Dunkeswell..; OH if correct..
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 20:09
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Sycamore has it. Upottery - departure point for large numbers of airborne troops on D Day. OH it is.
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Old 4th Nov 2011, 09:58
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And here?

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Old 4th Nov 2011, 14:09
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Update of List up to and including 31/Oct/2011

List of challenges updated.
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Old 4th Nov 2011, 14:43
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Appreciate your efforts, Mel
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 14:59
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This airfield has been rendered obsolete by another one built to the south west.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 18:39
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How about Pearls,Grenada W.I.?
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Pearls, Grenada it is Soddit. Over to you.
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Duckbutt

We used in the early 90's on the, Caledonian (not Bcal) DC10, to have a week standover in Grenada.

I remember visiting a small airfield, much like the one in your challenge, on which was "parked" an AN2 which had arrived some years (possibly more than 10) earlier with some Cuban? troops.

I believe Castro was attempting to support a revolution in Grenada but that it fizzled out with the arrival of the Americans shortly after.

Your challenge reminded me of that day and crawling around the AN2 which was in surprisingly good condition.

I wonder if it is the same airfield?
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Many thanks.So long since I got one I've forgotten how to post the next challenge. This may need more than one edit. Finncapt - indeed there WAS a "revolution" by the marxist government of Maurice Bishop.

Surprisingly I cannot find this on the list. It should not tax the assembled experts.
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