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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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Old 12th Jan 2012, 12:18
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Looking at the Vampire in the background and the 'O' code on the Provost, how about Ouston?
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 12:57
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Ternhill ?

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Old 12th Jan 2012, 13:04
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Hullavington?
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 13:15
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No, sorry. None of those are correct.
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 13:48
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Acklington ?

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Old 12th Jan 2012, 14:46
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Well, I flew WW445/O-B several times at 6 FTS Ternhill in 1961 but I don't think it is there. The presence of the balloon winch etc makes me wonder if it is Abingdon. OH if I am correct.
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 15:51
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Nobody is really very close so far.

A clue; another picture taken the same day. If no success with this I have a third pic which should give it away...

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Old 12th Jan 2012, 16:20
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A real stab in the dark- Biggin Hill.

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Old 12th Jan 2012, 16:23
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Hm if that apparatus next to the Vulcan is something to do with RAFP or dog training, could it be Debden?
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 16:24
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KK has it!

This is the other pic I was going to post; I think anyone familiar with Biggin would recognise it from this...



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Old 12th Jan 2012, 16:30
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Olympus,

Your third photo is obviously Biggin Hill.

Anyone, open house .

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Old 13th Jan 2012, 18:21
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Well if no-one else wants a go, try this one:



Here are some clues:

This is about the only thing left of this land based strip apart from some aircraft wreckage - more of this in a later clue.

Prior to (and after) it's air links, this was a very important railway town (town might be a misnomer) - although strangely enough it has never seen a rail, coach, wagon or engine.

The next clue will be a photo of something that can be seen from GE.

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Old 13th Jan 2012, 18:22
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whoops... pressed submit twice.

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Old 13th Jan 2012, 19:49
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Africa...?
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 19:51
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Yes ........
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 20:47
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Vio, Kenya ?

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Old 13th Jan 2012, 21:00
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Not sure if you mean vio. Should that be Voi?
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 22:28
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It isn't Voi - the railway there runs alongside the airstrip, whereas the railway this town served was 120+ miles away as the crow flies - although it hasn't been there for almost 50 years.


I'll post the 2nd picture clue in the morning,
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Old 14th Jan 2012, 06:59
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As promised - here is something visible in GE


To give a little persepective to the above - the boat is visible in the shot below.

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Old 14th Jan 2012, 07:20
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Butiaba on Lake Albert, Uganda.....

OH if correct---tis my bed time....
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