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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).

Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few additions. Also please be patient as when you are active others may be asleep.
  • 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.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
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  • If Open House is declared, regular posters should not jump in immediately, but time should be given for those who are not great at naming the correct location as they may have some good images.
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  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 14:24
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Not East Africa. Are you becoming a burnt out case? Do keep looking,
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 14:30
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Crossed with Sycamore. It is Lungi, across the river mouth from Freetown. My aircraft was at Hastings, hotel at Aberdeen. Clues were in the awkwardly placed titles of Graham Greene novels, for Freetown figured significantly in his WW2 service in Intelligence.

OH declared by Sycamore, who I believe has Hastings aircraft time in his logbook.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 15:32
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"Are you becoming a burnt out case?"

No. I'm very busy doing some highly technical drawings on computer for a forthcoming aviation technical manual.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 15:43
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I'll have shot for a change.

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 16:39
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That's a terrible image Dook.....................
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 17:02
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I agree - I'll take it into Photoshop and see what I can do.

Be with you shortly.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 17:12
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Best I can do :

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 17:35
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Germany ????
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 17:59
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Not Germany but it is in Europe
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 19:06
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Sea or lake bottom right?
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 19:11
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An estuary wee Jimmi………...
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 20:49
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I'll have a punt at Donibristle, now the dormitory town of Dalgety Bay in Fife.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 20:50
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And what a corking punt that is.

The thread is yours.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 21:03
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Thanks. A bit of local knowledge as i only live 2 miles away. There is still a small area of the runway surviving.

OH.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 06:37
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As no-one has jumped in overnight, Here's a starter for 10.

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Old 31st Jan 2019, 08:11
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Looks like a B-24. That doesn't narrow down the location very much!
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 08:49
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My book on WW2 bombers has a couple of similar striking night time picture of B24's at Willow Run Factory in Michigan.....................
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 11:18
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RAF Harrington?
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 11:42
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Sorry about the delay in replying - work got in the way

Thought this would be a good image to start with.

It isn't at the Willow Run Factory in Michigan or at RAF Harrington.

Another image - during the day this time.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 11:49
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Is it in fact in the UK ?
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