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Old 18th May 2012, 12:46
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Sorry,Ridge Runner, not on the continent of Africa.

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Old 18th May 2012, 13:47
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How about somewhere in the US?
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Old 18th May 2012, 14:47
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France or a French territory?
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Simon,not the U.S.
SLH, yes,to the latter.

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Old 18th May 2012, 17:37
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Wild guess - Gia Lam - late 40s. Possibly (very) early 50s. LFH

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Old 18th May 2012, 18:12
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A very good guess,LFH. It is indeed Gia Lam (Hanoi) Airport, taken during the
French Indochina War,1946-1954.
Well done.
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Thank you Sabre, SiR - Gia Lam Well, I was working on it being a USAAF field stateside when SHO suggested French Colonial so it's really his fault I got it.


Re Aboukir - the Battle of the Nile (aka the Battle of Aboukir Bay) - The Immortal Memory - There's even a Nelson's Island just off the point.


Try this aerodrome for size - some interesting numbers involved. Sorry about the fuzzy photo, my nerves were playing up on finals and I needed both hands. You'll have to be quick, I'm leaping off for the weekend later on Saturday. LFH




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Telluride,KTEX,Colorado.....OH if correct..
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Old 18th May 2012, 22:28
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Spot on Sycamore, Telluride it is LFH.

Trying to Land - R/W 27

The field elevation's bigger than the runway length - 9070 v 7000

From their website - "TellurideRegionalAirport sits atop Deep Creek Mesa and is North America's highest commercial airport. At 9,070 feet above sea level, the airport offers picturesque views of the San Juan mountains. And now - getting to Telluride has never been easier ...."

.... if you have nerves of steel.

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It is indeed Gia Lam (Hanoi) Airport, taken during the
French Indochina War,1946-1954.
Gia Lam! Doh! How could a miss an airfield in my own back yard? I've driven past it and looked at it on Google Earth. I was amused to see that the Landing Tee is not aligned with any of the runways.


Re Aboukir - the Battle of the Nile (aka the Battle of Aboukir Bay)
Yes, a lot of history in this area. The Lighthouse and the Library in Alexandria, the Rosetta Stone in nearby Rashid and for something completely different, the movie "Ice Cold in Alex".

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Old 19th May 2012, 19:27
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This probably won't last very long...

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Old 19th May 2012, 20:07
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Chedburgh Suffolk (Stirling OCU)

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Old 19th May 2012, 20:35
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Not Chedburgh.
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`Hoskins, I`ve told you before ,you are supposed to land on the `runway`,and taxi to dispersal and park it there`..You are not to disperse it in the parking lot so you can get in the taxi...!!!
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Saves usin the ladder dunnit ?
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Been very quiet today so time for a clue...

The aircraft is Stirling 'I-Item' of 218 Squadron
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Wild guess: Coleby Grange, UK ?
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Maybe Woolfox Lodge
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Downham Market?

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Downham Market is correct. I-Item crashed near the station's Operations Block on 14 May 1943.

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