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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.
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  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 20:42
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Aerial as promised

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Old 16th Apr 2020, 21:01
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Brize Norton?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 21:53
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That's not Stansted, is it?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 21:55
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Not Brize Norton or Stansted
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 08:15
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To save your bacon, I'll 'flitch' to suggest another airfield very near Stansted; it's a 'Great' place.
(What the hell is he talking about?; google 'Dunmow Flitch')
OH if correct.

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Old 17th Apr 2020, 09:07
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Yes, well done - you have it with Dunmow, and I didn't have to use that clue, which I was going to around lunchtime today. jensdad - I was contemplating saying "close" but thought that was a bit too much of a give away.

Open House has been called.
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 10:30
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Originally Posted by nvubu View Post
Yes, well done - you have it with Dunmow, and I didn't have to use that clue, which I was going to around lunchtime today. jensdad - I was contemplating saying "close" but thought that was a bit too much of a give away.

Open House has been called.
Don't want to sound 'picky' but my copy of 'Airfields of the Ninth' which I used for reference (my Airfields of the Eighth being somewhere in the bowels of my loft) says the official name was 'Great Dunmow' after (presumably) the nearest post office..
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 13:58
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Don't want to sound 'picky' but my copy of 'Airfields of the Ninth' which I used for reference (my Airfields of the Eighth being somewhere in the bowels of my loft) says the official name was 'Great Dunmow' after (presumably) the nearest post office..
That area is known for sets of towns/villages such as High Roding, Aythorpe Roding, White Roding, Leaden Roding and Abbess Roding but, although "Great" Dunmow exists, unusually there's no "Little" Dunmow now, if ever there was one. So omitting the "Great", whilst strictly incorrect, won't get you to the wrong place.
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 16:30
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I've flown over that one a time or two but would not have recognised it. Under threat from the nearby gravel workings I think. There is in fact a Little Dunmow by the way. Has it's own
Michelin Starred restaurant, the 'Flitch of Bacon'.
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Old 19th Apr 2020, 07:23
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I've flown over that one a time or two but would not have recognised it. Under threat from the nearby gravel workings I think. There is in fact a Little Dunmow by the way. Has it's own Michelin Starred restaurant, the 'Flitch of Bacon'.
Haven't actually flown over there but looking at satellite photos I have to agree; with most WW2 airfields yo can make out at least the perimeter taxiway as at nearby Great Sampford but with Great Dunmow most of the paved surfaces have been removed.
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 17:29
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Bump for anyone to post a challenge.
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 20:32
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March, march, march, along the highway.
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 22:22
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Craig AFB near Selma?
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 23:19
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Is it too obviously March AFB in Riverside county, California?
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 00:01
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Neither Craig nor March.

But it is April now and the tulips are flowering and their pickers engaging in an unusual "sport". Not many tulips in this city but they adopted the sport in the 1970's as part of their annual festival, which also celebrates blossoms.

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Old 21st Apr 2020, 07:16
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Anson trainers? Canada?
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 09:09
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Commonwealth country but not Canada. Empire Training School activities at the airport during the war but not pilots. Looking at some history for a clue today I see there were some US AAF Units stationed in WW II.

No longer a military establishment That ceased in the 1960's.

When i was there to participate in the "sport' in 1980 we flew in in a C47. About a 2 hour flight from the base where I was stationed at the time.

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Old 21st Apr 2020, 09:58
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Ballarat, begonias?
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 20:04
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Yes, Ballarat, in Vicroria. Long distance marching was the "sport".

Well done.

Jenkins can lead the next march.
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Old 21st Apr 2020, 20:24
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Thanks, try this, never been there. Never visited Ballarat either.
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