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Old 27th Nov 2018, 09:47
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Well, the terrain certainly doesn't look like UK.

Mediterranean possibly.

Were the B17s led by an "assembly ship" ?
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 10:14
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Not Med., and I doubt that this theatre had the coloured ships for use in the formation process. Follow The Goat rather than that which moves sideways, for by so doing the scope of the search will be very much reduced.

The name of the field should be familiar to spotters worldwide, from Stockport to Santiago. However, it's presence in the air, very meaningful, is decreasing as the numbers increase.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 10:28
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Longreach (Torrens Creek), Queensland. 19th Bombardment Group spent a bit of time here in 1942.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 11:09
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….from Stockport to Santiago
Is that a hint that it begins with an S ?
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 12:03
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.....is decreasing as the numbers increase.
In terms of lat/long ?
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 12:28
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I reckon CGB has it.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 12:37
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Agreed - but with Longreach not Torrens Creek.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 12:40
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Longreach it is, on the Tropic of Capricorn. As QANTAS phase out the lovely 747, the word LONGREACH on the fuselage will no more he seen by spotters as the 787 takes over........if it does of course.

Over to the 'herd,' and as an aside an American student used such a comment when being introduced to the UK Low Flying System. Can we forgive the Torrens Creek aberration? I gather it is a long walk. CGB probably deserves the turn, albeit owing us a solution from long ago.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 12:45
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Thank you. The nautical theme extends a good while before Naval Aviation.


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Old 27th Nov 2018, 14:19
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Is that a cargo shed ?
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 15:58
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Maintenance. Clearly this isn’t the UK, USA or DHL’s main base.

A discovering Henry would have been proud.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 16:02
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Good grief - we have another Jenkins here.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 16:13
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Keflavik...?
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 16:25
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Shot from the hip: Porto?

Err, I really meant Lisbon, TAP maintenance hangar.

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Old 27th Nov 2018, 16:26
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Far East maybe.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 17:17
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Good shot Broadreach. Henry the Navigator was the hint and the photo below was going to be the 'give-away'. Over to you Broadreach.

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Old 27th Nov 2018, 17:30
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Thank you Cows! I had figured out the "not USA, not UK but somewhere in Europe" but Henry was the giveaway! Ergo Porto. Try this.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 18:13
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Tarbes-Lourdes?
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 18:21
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Sorry India, non.
But not a thousand miles away.

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Old 27th Nov 2018, 18:25
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Russia ….?
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