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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 24th Apr 2012, 16:35
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Leuchars, 224 Squadron ? LFH
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 16:47
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R.A.F.Bircham Newton
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 18:00
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279 Sqn at RAF Bircham Newton, 1943.

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Old 24th Apr 2012, 18:25
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Interesting,as 279 was an Air Sea rescue squadron,whereas the Hudsons in the challenge are obviously bomber versions. My reference for the same photograph,"Lockheed Hudson In World War11 by Andrew Hendrie p.43, has the caption for 407 Sqdn. R.C.A.F,North Coates, July 1941-Feb,1942.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 18:55
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Interesting indeed Sabredog. After reading your earlier post I noticed the code letter NO5(?) on the watch tower railing which made me think that perhaps it was North Coates rather than Bircham Newton.

My source for the picture was Dinghy Drop, 279 Squadron RAF 1941-46 by T Docherty, page 80.
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 13:42
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Next one:

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Old 25th Apr 2012, 17:59
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Somewhere in Germany?
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 18:57
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Not in Germany, bit further to the East.
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 19:11
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Could it be Hradčany?
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 19:36
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Sorry, not Hradcany.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 07:45
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This airfield is rather quiet these days but there on ongoing discussions as to whether this will change in the near future.

Earlier this century it saw a number of flights that could well have been described as extraordinary.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 08:38
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Szczytno-Szymany,Poland? (Rendition Flights)
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 08:48
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Thats it Sabredog. Still very much classified but there is much evidence that rendition flights from the Middle East and North Africa routed through here en route to Cuba in 2003. Also that some of the detainees were waterboarded at a nearby facility.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 12:10
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Thank you,DB, and apologies for the delay in presenting the next challenge;

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Old 26th Apr 2012, 13:29
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A small corner of Baldonnell (Dublin) during filming of 'The Blue Max'.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 15:59
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Still very much classified but there is much evidence that rendition flights from the Middle East and North Africa routed through here en route to Cuba in 2003.
Mmm... we used to meet a number of the C-40/737 crews at the Marriott in Mallorca whilst on their stopovers for a similar purpose.

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Old 26th Apr 2012, 18:52
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Not Baldonnell .
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 11:48
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Summer (post harvest) Camp, somewhere on Salisbury Plain ? LFH
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Old 28th Apr 2012, 21:36
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Syerston? .
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 11:29
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Syerston and Salisbury Plain are excellent guesses, but not correct. The photograph was taken in the early 1920s, and is to be found on the Web.
It has a geographical link to a mutiny!
Some of it's aircraft;
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