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Old 24th May 2012, 21:21
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Sorry, not Melksham. It was very much an "operational" aerodrome'. Ultimately, the airfield had a total of six of those hangars. The concrete foundations of the hangars are still very much visible on Google Earth. The runways are also visible.

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Old 24th May 2012, 23:01
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Mossbank, Saskatchewan?
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Old 25th May 2012, 01:44
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Yes, Duckbutt, it is Mossbank, Sask. Canada. It was home of the BCATP's #2 B&G S (Bombing and Gunnery School). From 1940 to 1944, the base processed 6000 students.
Today, the airfield is abandoned, but the RCAF Snowbirds use the airfield to practice low-level fly-bys for airshows. The northern portion of the airfield is a golf course.

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Old 25th May 2012, 08:00
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Thanks.


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Old 25th May 2012, 09:17
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William Denny's shipbuilding yard at Dumbarton, together with the Blackburn Aircraft Factory. Also Dumbarton Rock and Castle.
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Old 25th May 2012, 09:36
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Correct Sabredog, all yours.
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Many thanks,Duckbutt. An interesting challenge.
Nothing suitable at present, so it has to be Open House.
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Old 25th May 2012, 10:26
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Another ancient watery mystery -



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Old 25th May 2012, 12:01
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Looks like Guernsey.
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Old 25th May 2012, 14:43
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Guernsey's a big island Oly You got it, but wanna be more specific ? LFH

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Old 25th May 2012, 16:10
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My best guess would be the harbour at St Peter Port.

I spent a large part of my early aviation career flying into and out of GCI so became very familiar with the view of the town and harbour from the air.

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Old 25th May 2012, 16:19
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It's actually the French seaplane base at at the 'Castle Emplacement', between the harbour and the model yacht pond in Guernsey. The latter was drained and the site used for a hangar and accomodation huts.

I know because I had that same pic prepared for this thread at some appropriate time in the future.

Your call Olympus.

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Old 25th May 2012, 16:29
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Correct Oly - only being picky for the purists you understand. We've had "Guernsey" before - but twas the International that time.

Sorry I pinched your idea Ducky.

As Duckbutt already knows -

French flying boat base in Guernsey St Peter Port harbour mid 1917 early 1919.

Tellier 200 and possibly FBA flying boat (type unspecified) up to a dozen, due to the very successful submarine war being waged by Germany against allied shipping principally in this case, in Channel and UK coastal waters. View looking north. LFH

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Old 25th May 2012, 17:13
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Thanks LFH and Duckbutt.

I'm sorry this is not a very good photo...


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Is this a frozen lake I see before me, or just an icy field ? LFH
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Old 25th May 2012, 19:22
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Not a frozen lake LFH. The pock-marks are bomb damage.
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I was going to ask - our bombs or theirs ? but if it's chalky subsoil - how about Croydon circa 1940 ? OH if correct - too much else to do. LFH
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Old 26th May 2012, 11:35
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Their bombs; not Croydon but an historic airfield which no longer exists.
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Could it be West Malling
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Old 26th May 2012, 12:08
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Sorry, not West Malling; even more famous, I would say.
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