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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.
  • 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, Zoom Earth or any other search engine, 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 20th Apr 2012, 12:07
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Very interesting Airclues, thank you.
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Old 20th Apr 2012, 12:55
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Just to keep things moving...

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Old 20th Apr 2012, 16:26
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Well, if you want to play "Name That Taxiway", I'll guess it is R.A.F. Banff...?
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 06:28
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A pure quess - RAF Horsham St Faith
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 10:05
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Could this have any connection with the film, 633 Squadron
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 12:12
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Sorry been away for a couple of days; should have said.

It's not Banff, Horsham St Faith or 633 Sqn. As best as I can tell from the narrative that accompanies the photo the Mossies are of 128 Sqn and the photo was taken in November 1944.
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 13:20
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RAF Wyton

Open House if correct.

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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 15:18
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Wyton it is.

Open House declared.
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 17:45
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Here is the next aerodrome challenge:

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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 18:19
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R.A.F.Manby, Lincs.
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Old 22nd Apr 2012, 20:16
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sabredog is correct. Over to you.
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Old 23rd Apr 2012, 06:51
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Thank you,Bri.
The next challenge;
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 11:25
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Is it Wethersfield?
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 12:02
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Very good Oly ! - Howjadoit ? Wouldn't have got that in a month of Sundays LFH

http://rafwethersfield.com/patch2.jpg
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 12:22
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Correct,R.A.F. Wethersfield.
YHC
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 13:07
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The easterly arrival into STN (299 off CLN then vectors, I seem to remember) took us very close to Wethersfield and I always had a good look at it. The only aeronautical activity I ever saw there was gliding. I was slightly put off by the dated, 1940s feel of the colour photo.

Try this one...



I won't divulge the squadron at the moment as that will give the game away.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 15:25
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407 Sqn,R.C.A.F., R.A.F. North Coates,Lincs.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 15:39
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Not 407 nor North Coates, according to the caption accompanying the photo.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 15:58
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Hobsonville ?
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 16:12
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Not Hobsonville. North Coates was nearer.
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