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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).

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Old 14th Nov 2020, 09:24
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Are we in the Home Counties or do I have to widen my search?
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 09:39
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
here's an odd one - passed by ten's of thousands each day and completely forgotten

Heathrow 1930s version.
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 10:36
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We are in S England - there are remarkably few pictures of this spot although it was busy at the time. You can get to it easily by road, rail, boat and it's regularly overflown by airliners.

It's no longer in operation some of the pictures I have only show corners of the original field




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Old 14th Nov 2020, 12:10
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Langley? ???
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 12:18
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London/Ashford/Lympne.
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 13:46
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Theale, Berkshire. OPEN HOUSE !
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 15:39
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops View Post
Theale, Berkshire. OPEN HOUSE !

It is indeed Theale - right by junction 12 of the M4 at the Ar junction and bounded to one side by the GWR and the Kennett & Avon Canal.




It no longer exists as it was dug up in the 60's and 70's for gravel and is now a nature reserves

OH declared
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 16:47
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I gather that there may have been lots of digging ici as well.

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Old 14th Nov 2020, 21:47
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Somewhere in Australia? Fokker Trimotor and a Caribou would suggest this....
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 22:36
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Longreach?
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Old 14th Nov 2020, 22:59
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Charters Towers (YCHT). Open house if correct.
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Old 15th Nov 2020, 10:08
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Yes, it is Charters Towers, once a major gold mining spot. A bit easy, but an excuse to look at that handsome aircraft. Great Britain had little to compete at the time, and France equally bereft perhaps. A former ( twice ) airline colleague was a great fan.

Open House.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 14:04
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G-AHEM BOAC L-049 c 1950 but where?

Can anyone please identify this airport?
Was thinking Tropics - Far East or Caribbean, Def very Colonial......any help would be appreciated.
Ta...
Union Flag flying means it is a UK overseas joint -the other flag looks like Pan Am or EAAC...
this one I have tried to search in vain -




Colonial - but where???


The memorial must be a clue,

Ta.

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Old 16th Nov 2020, 15:16
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Operated by BOAC 1946-54.....possibly in India....
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 15:45
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My first thought was Bermuda (Kindley Field era) but was only there once and many years ago.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 15:46
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Definitely in the tropics - just look at those shadows - the sun must be nearly vertical overhead.

Any other context on where the picture came from? was it amongst other pictures that might help??


https://www.pinterest.jp/gervina/
This guy has a lot of pics of BOAC Connies - he might know...
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 16:04
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Is it a memorial or a beacon?
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 16:57
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maybe the Cocos Islands ?
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 17:16
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Is it a memorial or a beacon?
I thought it looked like an old VOR aerial myself.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 20:17
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Shackman - You mention Bermuda. Quite possible but on the other hand it might have been a diversion. Folks have a look at the routes in this timetable:BOAC - British Overseas Airways Corporation

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