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Old 10th Apr 2012, 23:47
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Never been to Canada mate (but I'd like to - in fact I'd like to go anywhere) but not Bagotville. It is/was(?) an Operational Training Unit...somewhere here according to google...

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RCAF Chatham
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Nice picture Noyade. I was still looking in Europe. Chatham as SD says, New Brunswick of course and the big hangar fits an easterly takeoff - the placemark seems to indicate Chatham Ontario. From the serial its a Mk 5. Old Vintage Wings has a concise writeup. http://old.vintagewings.ca/rsrc/vwc/pdf/sabre.pdf
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Well done mate.

Your control sabredog.
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Thank you,Noyade. Always good to have a photograph of a Sabre on "The Pitch". According to "Chick" Childerhose's book, "362" was serving on the Gunnery Flight of No1 (Fighter) O.T.U at R.C.A.F. Chatham,New Brunswick,hence the lack of drop tanks.
The next challenge;
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 12:47
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Chatham, New Brunswick, is no where near the "A" marker on Noyade's post.
Chatham, Ontario is about 800 miles from Chatham, New Brunswick.

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Terry back to WWII I believe, North Africa perhaps?
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A very good ranging shot there,Mel. North Africa is correct.
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 15:52
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Are the Allies bombing them or are they bombing the Allies?
If they are bombing the Allies perhaps my old feller and his pals were trying to see them off!
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The airfield is under attack from U.S.A.A.F bombers, Mel,so that should narrow down the geographic area somewhat!
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Would that be a raid on Tripoli, Tripolitania, Libya?
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I will go for Libya also. Is it the Castel Benito airfield
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Tripoli airfield (Castel Benito),1943,so nvubu wins. Well done.
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Thank you sabredog, an interesting challenge - I've got some photos from what I think is a later raid.

Here's what should be a nice straightfoward challenge.


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Wilson Airways DH84 Dragon.
Could be Mombasa, Dar-es-Salaam, Entebbe or even Zanzibar!!
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Isn't that cheating having four guesses at a time

edit - didn't read it fully. It is Zanzibar... damn, thought I had you

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Open House.
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try this one - it does not seem to be on the list

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Garbutt Airfield ,Townsville,Aus.
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Yep - Townsville it is - all your sabredog
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