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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few additions. Also please be patient as when you are active others may be asleep.
  • A historic picture of an aerodrome will be posted. Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
  • If the winner of the challenge does not respond to the notification of their success within 48 hours, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on line.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
  • If Open House is declared, regular posters should not jump in immediately, but time should be given for those who are not great at naming the correct location as they may have some good images.
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  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 21:23
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No, none of those. Will add a clue tomorrow if still going.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 21:59
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Coltishall? I know there used to be an RAF SAR station there.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 22:00
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Not Colt - but, yes, there was an SAR flt there at one time
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 22:02
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Final punt of the day: Just along the road at Marham?
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 22:28
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RAF Boulmer.
Open House if correct
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 22:52
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How about Leconfield?
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 23:17
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RAF Valley. OH if correct.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 07:02
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Still none of the above.



Same airfield, same day, this time showing both the then-resident types.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 07:25
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I donít have much idea, but is it Cranwell ?
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 07:29
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RAF Acklington?
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 07:32
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RAF Finningley?

OH if correct.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 07:34
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Bingo! RAF Acklington, taken in August 1963. Home of 6FTS and a flight of 228 Sqn - which the following year was renumbered as 202 Sqn.

The airfield closed in the late 60s, much of the site was the mined opencast for coal, and the old technical site is now the location of two prisons. How things change.

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Old 8th Feb 2018, 07:40
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Woohoo!
Just off to work - I will post a challenge this evening if that is acceptable - otherwise OH.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 19:06
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Try this one:

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I think it should enlarge if you click on it!
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 20:52
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Pearls Airport in Grenada, during the US invasion?
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 20:54
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Just realised that might be an RAF Herc on the background, and if so the photo was obv not taken during the US invasion. Still reckon it might be Pearls though.
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 20:56
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Not Grenada!
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 20:59
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Was I in the right neck of the woods?
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 21:05
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Ascension?
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Old 8th Feb 2018, 21:09
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Whew, I was just about to post that the picture ruled out Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere, with the vegetation and terrain pointing straight at SE Asia.

Edit: just noticed that most of SE Asia’s in the Northern Hemisphere. I do apologise and promise to do better etc.

Last edited by broadreach; 8th Feb 2018 at 21:22. Reason: Geographical brainfart
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