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Old 25th Aug 2011, 12:39
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Looks like you got it sabredog. Spent a good part of the morning in Norway (GE) Jan Mayen and all, and missed it

Spent some time time in Nunavut trying to find paved airfields. Too good-looking surface for Siberia.

Ho hum.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 13:33
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sabredog is correct Fahr Rost Lufthaven, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Terrence has control.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:19
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Thank you,Brian.
The next challenge is;
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:52
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Graveley??
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 18:16
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Sorry,Chevvron. It is not Graveley.
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 00:11
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Steeple Morden?
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 06:31
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Little Staughton?
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 07:14
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Sabredog, how many of these towers (three middle-sized windows) RAF aerodromes had, at one point in their history? More than 50, I'd guess, but how many more?
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 09:41
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Never had the time to count them,Regdep!
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 09:48
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Kimbolton Airfield?
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 10:29
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Leicester East?
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 11:05
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Sorry,Gentlemen, neither Leicester East or Kimbolton, but was used by the 8th.Air Force.
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 11:13
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Wow! That narrows it down to 72 airfields.

RAF Andrews Field

Edit: If not, RAF Deenethorpe

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Old 26th Aug 2011, 11:23
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Neither,Regdep.
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 12:03
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How about Boxsted, then. That would qualify as an obscure one.

Or Great Dunmow . . .
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 12:11
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Sorry,Regdep, it is not Boxted. The photograph is available on the web,and
the U.S.A.A.F. operated both the A-20 Havoc and the A-26 Invader from this airfield. It's name belies it size!
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 12:11
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386th Bomb Group, Matching Green.
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Little Walden? (if I understand correctly what "bellies" means)

Matches also the Havoc and Invader clue. And the tower is of the correct type, medium front windows 343/43.

Found the photo .

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Old 26th Aug 2011, 12:27
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I reckon its RAF Little Walden?
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 12:37
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Little Warden is correct,Regdep. Sorry,Stressfree,pipped by one minute.
Welcome to the thread.
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