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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).

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  • 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.
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Old 18th Apr 2012, 20:55
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Beauvais is correct. Over to you.
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Old 18th Apr 2012, 21:42
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Open House
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 12:56
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This airfield may have appeared before but I don't think this photo has...(sorry it's so big; it's supposed to be 800 pixels).

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Old 19th Apr 2012, 13:12
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Acklington?
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 13:26
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Not Acklington.
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 14:18
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Scorton ? LFH
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 14:21
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Catterick.

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Old 19th Apr 2012, 14:30
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Great picture. Is it Hunsdon?

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Old 19th Apr 2012, 14:32
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Dunno the airfield but what a lovely picture of an ideal multi purpose attack aircraft that woulldn't be too out of place in Libya/Afghanistan etc. OK it's ordnance load isn't the same as a Warthog but it must be close.
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 14:46
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Good answers but so far not the one mentioned in the caption to the photo. The aircraft, as I am sure most of the experts on this forum know, is a Beaufighter of 219 Sqn.
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 18:20
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How about Kenley?
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 18:35
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Redhill Aerodrome?
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 18:44
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RAF Tangmere?
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 18:56
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Tangmere it is! Airclues has control.
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 19:08
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I apologize for the fact that this airfield has been done before. However the top room of the tower has some very interesting aviation history.



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Old 19th Apr 2012, 19:22
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R.A.F. GŁtersloh
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 19:28
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Correct....sabredog has control.

I was in the "Goering Room" a couple of days ago. The "beam" still works although we had some difficulty finding the lever.



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Old 19th Apr 2012, 19:32
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Thank you,Airclues.
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 21:01
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Well, I for one have no idea of the significance of the beam and a lever in the 'Goering Room' at Gutersloh. Could you enlighten me please?
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 23:18
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During WW2, Herman Goering used to hold court with the ME109 pilots in this room in the Officers mess. Apparently he would say that "if an RAF aircraft ever flies over Germany then that beam will fall down". Although it seems a very career-limiting thing to do, some officers rigged up a devise that caused the beam to drop about three inches. The next time that Mr Goering made that statement, one (unknown) officer pulled the lever and the beam dropped.
I could tell you where the lever is, but I'd have to shoot you

The room is now preserved as a museum, with photos of Herr Goering and the full story of the room displayed on the walls.

Dave

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