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Old 19th Oct 2020, 17:50
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Only 18 minutes, thought it wouldn't last long.

My son was playing his first adult hockey match (turned 13 last week) on the pitch at RAF Halton, so too good an opportunity to miss. He was awarded man of the match - a really good start to his adult hockey career.

Open House.
The road from which you took the photo was always a favourite for people to park and watch the gliding on summer afternoons so we made sure they got some really close up views of us (some of the pilots not including me even descended over the field on the opposite side of the road then hopped over it)
Always wondered why the bus company which ran a service along that road switched from double deckers to single deckers every summer; can't imagine why!!Devil
Is the challenge Popham?
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 21:23
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Not Popham....
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 03:57
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Northrepps...sorry open house if correct.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 07:50
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Northrepps (Cromer) it is.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 12:00
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chevvron - they were flying on Saturday. I grew up very close to Kenley Aerodrome and used to love the gliders overhead.
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chevvron - they were flying on Saturday. I grew up very close to Kenley Aerodrome and used to love the gliders overhead.
Not 613; they were disbanded about 3 years ago; what you saw was the RAF GSA Gllding Centre which moved in from Bicester in about '96, combining with the Halton Glding Club.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 16:58
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As itís OH


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Old 20th Oct 2020, 17:15
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Northolt??
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Not Northolt!
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 18:28
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North Weald ?
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Yes new buildings and traffic calming at NW. You have control nvubu
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 20:26
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Thank you UV - it was the "Give Way to Aircraft" sign that made me think of NW.

Let's go back in time - where might this be being built. Any thoughts as to what the thing in the middle might be?

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Old 21st Oct 2020, 06:49
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maybe Guadalcanal ? with a coral lump ?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 07:33
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This airstrip isn't on Guadalcanal - although it is by the seaside.

The lump isn't a guide to where the airfield is located - I just thought that it was interesting.

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Old 21st Oct 2020, 08:27
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I hope they filed an Environmental Impact Statement!
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I'll have another go - Wewak ?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 14:07
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You are closer with Wewak than with Guadalcanal, but still no cigar.

The lump was a Japanese bunker - just about to be blasted.

Trying to post an image of the first aircraft to land on the new strip, but the image isn't showing - won't allow me to post the previous image either

You'll have to imagine it - it being a PBY

I'll try again later.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 14:39
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Momote on Manus Island perhaps?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 15:13
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We aren't in PNG

Here's the first aircraft to land on this strip - uploaded from my PC rather than linked from OneDrive.


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Wadke for the PBY?
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