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Old 28th Jan 2019, 21:01
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Trees incidental to this disused field, but not to the top right corner.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 21:58
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If dook had followed up the first comment there might have been progress. Were SLB to follow up the matter of the presumed estate, a consideration of the history of KLM in the 1930's might lead to a winning position.

I have often flown past this field at 250 feet, and now I regret good night.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 22:02
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The airfield is called Poulton and is owned by the Eaton Hall Estate (Duke of Westminster), the river being the Dee.(Don't see the KLM connection though; built 1942/43?)
OH again.

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Old 29th Jan 2019, 08:23
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dook would have followed up the comment had he not gone to bed.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 09:33
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Poulton it is - KLM connection is 1934 Air Race to Melbourne. DC2 first on handicap, but first across the line was 'Grosvenor House,' and through 'Grosvenor' would have emerged The Duke of Westminster. Only 35 miles from Knotty Ash.

Guess whose birthday falls today? My next but superfluous clue. OH it is.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 10:59
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Do we have any non-regular contributors around ?
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Give them to 18:00 UK time??
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 13:49
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OK, try this one then.


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OK, I'll bite first.

Not UK ?
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 15:59
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Looks like another airfield at top right.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 16:39
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Originally Posted by chevvron
Looks like another airfield at top right.
Looks typical Dutch meadows and acres.
But I do not recognize it in my country.
Therefore Northern Germany is more likely.

Also looks like a typical Luftwaffe concrete slap.
Like their famous Donk-Donk-donk Highways.
But they spread those over whole Europe.

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Old 29th Jan 2019, 16:49
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I've seen this place before but can't remember exactly where - but I reckon its approximatelynorthern France.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 17:11
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Northern France is correct. The area at top right is a golf course.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 19:25
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Saint-Valery - Vittefleur?
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Saint-Valery - Vittefleur is correct.
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 19:56
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Thanks, took me some time to reject Worksop! OH for a while, I do have something ready if no takers.
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Former L`Waffe a/fld...Raced there in F1 in `77..Patrouille were star guests,complete with 11 Maggies and 1 .Noratlas..Shep was there in the RN Seafury...Flying stops at 12,lunch ,mit vino,flying restarts at 2pm..Visit in evening to Monastery in St Val,to taste the local `fortified`,called Benedictine`.followed by `dinner` ,with `fortified`,slept somewhere,...resume further activities on Sunday...fly home ..recover.....before the days of `Display Auths`,flat airfield and countryside......!!!..ILALAFFT !
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Plus ša change, old bean?
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I'm here JENKINS, with one ready for my flat show if you wish. You'll need aircraft ID.
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All yours dook.
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