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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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Old 24th Nov 2018, 15:36
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A better pixel photo can also be found on Newcastle airport 80 years.
But that is hindsight.
That the trucks were typical brittish did not help me.

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Old 24th Nov 2018, 15:54
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Someone must have the next.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 16:49
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Father Brown was 'formerly priest of Cobhole in Essex' so how about Great Sampford, Essex?

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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:06
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Akeman Street, Glos.
My great aunt lived in Akeman Street, but in Tring, Herts; right opposite the Rothschild Museum.
Edit to add OH!
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:33
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That's it Road ran close to the secret South Midland field in England where I once plied my trade, useful on a murky day.

OH called.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:35
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Something probably straightforward for a change.

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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:37
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Great photo of my local, dook. And possibly the first time in history that Northumberland has been mistaken for the Australian outback!
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:39
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Yes - most unlike JENKINS, but I could see why he said it.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:41
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
And now, on reflection, I realise that the bowsers rest on what became my usual parking spot, hey-ho.
I detect a BA short haul person, JENKINS?
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:43
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I was an English Electric short haul person !
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:44
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Acklington or Ouston?
Short legged JPs but the closest one has a Mk 1 canopy and no tip tanks; could it be a Mk2?
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:48
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I've got over 2000 hours on JPs and Strikemasters and the Mk2 was an interim version, and it's neither of those airfields.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 17:49
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BA Short Haul

I regret not, simply low cost. Low cost, that is, in view of the pittance delivered by the company to its employees. Good fun though.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 18:03
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On the toss of a coin, Syerston? Most of my time was T4 and T5, great fun. Of course, my time was taxed rather than the tax free life of some pilots.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 18:20
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It isn't Syerston either.

Are you referring to the fact that I flew the Strikemaster.

edit: to save you all pain, this is not an RAF flying training airfield.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 18:34
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So that cuts out Hullavington. How about a formal handover at Luton? The Cranwell stripe on a machine has now got my mind dithering!

Strikies - a frequent moan was that in the Kingdom there was no UK tax, whereas Loan Service in Oman attracted the attention of the taxman. I may be wrong of course.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 18:41
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I think that was because loan service pilots were still RAF and tours were treated just like all overseas posts.

I was a civilian BAe company pilot.

Luton gets a
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 19:46
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Thought there were Loan Service in The Kingdom as well as Contract.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 20:04
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Yes - only two at a particular time. I can't remember the pay scale.
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 20:27
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You do have the thread Jenks.
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