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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).

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  • 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.
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Which Aerodrome Mk III

Old 15th Feb 2018, 17:01
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Jenkins has got it - Atkinson Field, British Guyana it is.

No idea what the vehicle is, but it looks suspiciously like it has right-hand drive. Was this the clue that you had seen?


Couple of other images to share while we are at this airfield



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Old 16th Feb 2018, 07:41
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Somewhere a little cooler................... one of those fields you stumble over and wonder why it isn't better known.....

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Old 18th Feb 2018, 05:15
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“Green and pleasant land?”
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 06:56
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If you mean a potential location for the New Jerusalem - no - but it is a green and pleasant place

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Old 18th Feb 2018, 20:14
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From the brown staining in the fields it is clearly somewhere flat. I think your last airfield was on a Danish island and Denmark is mostly flat so a search through Danish grass airfields led me to Tonder.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 07:19
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It is indeed Tonder - a very quiet but v pleasant spot Flap 40 has control

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Old 19th Feb 2018, 08:53
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Thanks. I'm just about to set off on my hol's so OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 19th Feb 2018, 12:27
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Going back to the Amchitka challenge of a couple of pages ago, I found this interesting photo of the bomber strip which I thought I'd share. What a grim looking place.




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Old 19th Feb 2018, 13:44
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There is a great book about the Aleutian Campaign called "The Thousand Mile War"
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Going back to the Amchitka challenge of a couple of pages ago, I found this interesting photo of the bomber strip which I thought I'd share. What a grim looking place.




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Old 19th Feb 2018, 16:45
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Originally Posted by Heathrow Harry View Post
It is indeed Tonder -]
Doh! I should have spotted it strait away having been there several tmes! Russ
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 08:14
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Well, in the absence of other offers, try this:


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Old 20th Feb 2018, 09:17
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Seeb, Muscat, Oman???
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 09:41
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No, but vaguely the right area
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 10:56
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Masirah???
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 11:03
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Salahah? ...
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 11:05
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Sharjah!!!
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 12:37
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Hooligans of 6 Squadron!
Who are you calling hooligans ?

It is 8 Sqn not 6

This was 1970 during the Radfan escapades - Sharjah as has been mentioned.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 12:57
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Oldpax has it: RAF Sharjah in 1970. Hunters of 8 Sqn, RAF. We were based at Muharraq, Bahrain, but had no weapon training facility there, so we (and our neighbours 208 Sqn) would visit Sharjah regularly to use the range on the coast a few miles SW of Dubai.

After the withdrawal from Aden in 1967, Sharjah was expanded and had a few years of being quite busy. In 1969-70 it was home to 78 Sqn (Wessex), 84 Sqn (Andovers), a detachment of Shackletons from the UK, and an AAC Sqn with Beavers. All gone by the end of 1971.

In the late 90s I went back a few times. There was by then a new airport about 6 miles inland. The old field had been built over. The runway had become a dual carriageway with lighting on a central strip - but not resurfaced, so the old taxiway turnoff lighting was still present!

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Old 20th Feb 2018, 19:59
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Lovely photo, kenparry!
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 01:07
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Open house then!I mentioned Sharjah as it seemed the only one left out!Nice to see an 8 squadron pair.There is a book coming out with Amazon on"Radfan Hunters by an ex 8 squadron friend of mine!!Yes I also served on 8sqdn but early sixties.
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