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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.
  • If the winner of the challenge does not respond to the notification of their success within 48 hours, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on line.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
  • 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.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth pics
  • 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.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.

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Old 30th May 2019, 22:36
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Thanks. My arrivals in a Legacy, one of the early machines which lacked the legs for a direct flight to Stansted. Bedtime now, away tomorrow, thus the OH.
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Old 30th May 2019, 23:01
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I believe JENKS`s landings are his legacy........!
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Old 31st May 2019, 09:10
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Gentlemen,

This is a landing....

[IMG]
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:24
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Cosford????
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:27
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No idea and it is not a challenge. It is still OH.

I employed that technique when I was the RAF Jaguar display pilot.

Don't half stop !!
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Old 31st May 2019, 11:36
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OK - I thought it might have been from the end of the Jaguars' RAF life when some were flown into Cosford - quite a short runway for a Jag.

I have nothing to hand at present, so OH continues.
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Old 31st May 2019, 13:04
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My OH, but now home with time, so one of my Google pics. One of this parish will have used this field, but should be asleep at the moment. No comment on the Sycamore slur! Is there IOM antecedence therein?
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Old 31st May 2019, 13:26
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As an aside, I can see my house from long ago.
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Old 31st May 2019, 13:56
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I thought you said you would be away today.

Are we in the southern hemisphere ?
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Old 31st May 2019, 14:21
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
No idea and it is not a challenge. It is still OH.

I employed that technique when I was the RAF Jaguar display pilot.

Don't half stop !!
Mig 29s did it also when operating at Farnborough.
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Old 31st May 2019, 14:24
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Back now, Northern Hemisphere.
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Old 31st May 2019, 14:34
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Looking at that road junction and houses prolly UK then.
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Old 31st May 2019, 14:50
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Yes, UK, but now disused. Those houses were, in my day, Married Quarters
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Old 31st May 2019, 15:49
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J, if you mean ancestral home..yes....no slur intended if you walked away...as I did 3 times..
Now to the `Thorney` subject ,;operated a TS project out of there early`70s attached to a `whirling dervish` up and down the coast,at 10-20 ft.......later to cause much consternation in the SA fracas.....OH ...if correct....
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Old 31st May 2019, 15:56
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Yes, that's it. Memory gives me that area of Thorney Island as the dry winching area. Ten Mike link came up yesterday in conversation with two others from Thorney when your name was mentioned. My tiny Married Quarter is there, a semi which was once a farm cottage.

OH.
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Old 31st May 2019, 23:09
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Hello everyone...

It has been a while I did not come and I am sorry about that!

Here is a nice photo, quite large...There are three airfields on this photo...My main clue: Battle of Britain...one might be easy the two other ones a bit less...

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Old 1st Jun 2019, 03:14
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I got lucky by assuming the image is north up. asw22's clue led me to the Pas de Calais and the railway curve and the forest outline narrowed down the location.

I think two of the airfields would be Caffiers and Fiennes. Not sure about the third.

OH if correct.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 12:17
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Caffiers: 50 50 34 N – 01 48 52 E - can see some hangars or similar
Fiennes: 50 50 N – 01 49 E - nothing visible on the image
Guines- Courgain: 50 51 40 N – 01 51 00 E, Perimeter track? visible

Just off the image:
Landrethun 50 50 N – 01 47 E
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 12:27
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I agree, and think that India did very well to find the area.

Now we wait.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 13:35
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Smile

I knew it would be fast...

India 42 and Nvubu have it spot on (however the locations which seem to come from LdZ compilations are rather wrong)! Caffiers and Guines are well visible; Fiennes airfield is on the side of the forest NE of Fiennes village on a rather narrow ridge overhead Fiennes (this is coherent witha Bf109 photo I have seen wehre the A/C was parked on the edge of the ridge).

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