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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.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
  • If Open House is declared, regular posters should not jump in immediately, but time should be given for those who are not great at naming the correct location as they may have some good images.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth, Zoom Earth or any other search engine, pics
  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.
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Old 23rd May 2012, 11:40
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RAAF Base Richmond, Australia. 2 Kilometers away from where I am.

If correct, Open House.
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Old 23rd May 2012, 12:07
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Well done gerry, can't argue with a local.

NSW........0
Q'LAND...1



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Old 23rd May 2012, 12:58
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This one is a bit unusual. I found it on a website run by some Vietnam vets. It is labelled as Hanoi, which it obviously isn't. I won't mention the website to avoid embarassing them - they should have known better.



Can anyone identify the city?

Wearing my geologist's hat, I think that is a lake on the right.

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Old 23rd May 2012, 14:03
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IF2- my search sys its Shiraz Iran and the lake is Maharlu Lake - OH if correct
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Old 23rd May 2012, 15:11
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Thank you. Shiraz, Iran - no doubt about it.

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Old 23rd May 2012, 18:36
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The next...

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Old 24th May 2012, 10:24
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How about Weston Zoyland?

Only because my mother worked on Lizzies there.
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Old 24th May 2012, 11:12
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Mk 1 Lysander. I known it was on the strength of RAF Pershore at one time
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Old 24th May 2012, 11:44
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Sorry, not Weston Zoyland or Pershore. Go North.
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Old 24th May 2012, 17:27
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Cranwell?

Perhaps No 2 Squadron?
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Old 24th May 2012, 18:11
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Is it a trick of the light, or is the Head Gardener wearing knee length jackboots ? LFH
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Old 24th May 2012, 18:41
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Not Leeming or Cranwell. As the photo was taken in 1938 the gent in the jackboots could be a visiting member of the master race!

Apparently no trace of the airfield remains (and certainly I could see nothing on Google Earth but I may not have been looking in the right place) but the site is now occupied by a prison.
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Old 24th May 2012, 18:49
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Prison? Lindholme?
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Old 24th May 2012, 19:16
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Well, the guy in line with the prop is taking a piccy on his mobile...so it might be on u-tube....
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Old 24th May 2012, 19:31
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Morton Hall?
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Old 24th May 2012, 19:54
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None of the answers so far are correct.

Now I didn't realise that RAF stations had code names but this one's was 'Bluebell'. (It says so on the internet so it must be right).
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RAF Acklington, Northumberland, England ?
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Old 24th May 2012, 20:17
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Acklington is correct.

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Old 24th May 2012, 20:30
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Thank you. Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 24th May 2012, 20:46
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Canada...?
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