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Old 12th Jun 2020, 23:05
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I know Wellesbourne Mountford has a large industrial unit on part of it these days, could it be said aerodrome?
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 04:25
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Jenkins,


Not a serious issue in my day. At Song Song they would call on the last pass and join up on the range to track for initial 36 (usually via west of Penang) or depart the range in trail for a down wind rejoin. Fitting them in a busy GCA pattern for 18 was sporting, to say the least, particularly if we had a Bulldog in the sequence. .

The bombing I observed near Bukit Mertajam, as noted in my post was real time against CT's. But don't tell the Australian Government: they still insist the actions at the time I was there were "not warlike". Guess those black bags being taken off the TUDM Alouettes on many afternoons contained body shaped logs. Only last week I was explaining to an associate here in paradise the difference between POB and SOB.

MJG
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 11:16
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Good day, not Wellsford Mountbourne.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 13:03
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Westcott??
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 15:53
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Not Westcott. Father retired from Royal Air Force in 1975, so this station was still being maintained at that time. I believe that on his return from India in 1946 he disembarked, from bomb-bay of Liberator, at Oakley, just down the road from Westcott.
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 08:22
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Yes I believe Westcott was pow repatriations.
West Raynham?
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 09:52
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Not West Raynham. Raynham a far lovelier spot than this. Here we have a very aged, in aviation terms, British airfield. Royal Air Force flying ceased here in mid-1970's; little is left, bar an occasional crash gate ( remember those? ). I believe that the present occupants have named the place after a school in which two of this parish have taught.
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 13:41
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Here is another view, building underway and some of it in flames since then. I can make out the house occupied by my parents long ago, in the lovely days before the local market town became the place it is now. For the obscure of mind, there is a one-word cryptic clue in my earlier ramblings.
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 15:19
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There is a `flyover` over there and another by an Andover when it was handed-over...over..?
and I lived over there out of sight ,on the right.....
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 16:19
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Over Dover, on handover, with a Landrover, for Andover........Over. Or words to that effect, silly really. A lovely grass field, wonder what Spitalgate and others of that ilk are like these days. Marlborough Lines, Co-op, Ocado to come.....and go.

All yours Sycamore. Familiar from ETPS days?
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 20:02
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Jenks,lived in `Andover for a couple of years; the dual carriageway wasn`t then,but my Mini knew the way home,like a good horse,especially on TGIF; knew all the laybys,marked with `purple-rain`...
Sorry,it`ll have to be OH.....
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 03:12
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I flew over Andover on a cross-country during my PPL. A wonderful grass airfield. I never would have recognized its current incarnation. At least there’s still an airfield of sorts, if you look carefully. Part of Marlborough Lines:

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Old 17th Jun 2020, 20:01
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Letís see how long this lasts.


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Old 17th Jun 2020, 21:24
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The cars look British, or at least European, so I'm thinking it is in one of those land masses? If I had to guess I'd say Britain.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 06:32
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Is the car on the far left the back end of one of those Citroens, the ones that had headlights that turned with the steering wheel?
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 07:15
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Originally Posted by Phileas Fogg View Post
Is the car on the far left the back end of one of those Citroens, the ones that had headlights that turned with the steering wheel?
You are probably mixing the CitroŽn SM (with the moving headlight) and the CitroŽn DX19
But it is neither




It was a European side (no longer exists)
Not UK
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 08:47
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It looks like a Renault Dauphine to me, with its cooling slots in the back.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 09:52
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Kunovice, Czech Republic as it is now?
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 11:28
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Not Chechia but closer to your brother
photo just taken an hour ago


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Old 18th Jun 2020, 13:24
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Such a sky one would see when crossing the European coast between Dunkerque and Den Helder. No idea beyond that.
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