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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.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 14:15
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I'm guessing the mutiny is Invergordon in which case the airfield would be HMS Fieldfare/Novar/Evanton although I couldn't find either of the photos.

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Invergordon the mutiny ? - in haste, Delny ? - Fearn ? more looking needed, kinda busy elsewhere. LFH
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 16:22
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Novar airfield is correct.
Olympus has declared ;
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 18:09
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Thanks for letting us know Novar is in Scotland.

Am I being too demanding by asking for the country/state/province/territory of these mystery aerodromes? I usually supply them if it is not obvious.

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Old 29th Apr 2012, 18:14
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??
Check your P.Ms.
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Old 29th Apr 2012, 18:56
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As it is Open House, I guess this one won't last long.


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Old 29th Apr 2012, 23:20
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Wigtown? Open House if correct.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 06:00
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Wigtown/Baldoon it is.

The airfield today still looks to be fairly original, as aerial views of the land show that nearly all the perimeter and access roads remain visible, as do the roads to the various dispersal sites and installations belonging to the original airfield. As well as the roads, the concrete bases of many of the hangars and other buildings can still be seen on the ground.

To the SE (top of the picture) the tracked bombing range sitill exists.


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Old 30th Apr 2012, 13:25
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This one may prove difficult to solve:
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 14:28
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Luftwaffe Airfield Stendal,near Berlin,Germany.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:19
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sabredog is correct Well done. It is indeed Stendal, Germany. The photo was taken in August, 1944. You have control.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 16:47
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Thank you, evansb.
The next challenge;
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 16:53
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Ronaldsway ,IOM....OH if correct
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 18:07
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Correct. Ronaldsway Airport,Isle of Man,U.K.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 19:05
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Here's another:



The caption on the pic says that it is almost certainly taken at location xxxx so I apologise in advance if someone comes up with a different location that they feel is correct.
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Hanchung (Hanzhong) Airfield?
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Well, I found several examples of the photo, most of which were captioned as '...in China'. I will take a guess at Guangzhou.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 21:28
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Changchou? D-AGES of Eurasia.
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What to say - it is China and the airline has been identified but the location according to the caption has not been mentioned.

Perhaps someone might try another name?

Incidentally, although one posting of this pic on the web gives the reg D-AGES, 'my' caption says it is actually XT-AGE.

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Old 30th Apr 2012, 23:02
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Don't know if it helps but Changchou can also be spelt (in English) as Zhangzhou.
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