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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.
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  • 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 26th May 2012, 13:14
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R.A.F. Hornchurch,April,1941. Looking north.
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Old 26th May 2012, 14:03
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Hornchurch is correct.

YHC!
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Old 26th May 2012, 19:15
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Apologies for the delay.
Open House.
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Old 26th May 2012, 20:46
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Just to keep things ticking over...

Going to have an early night as am going to Duxford tomorrow-will be off-line until the evening. (Unless solved this evening in which case disregard the foregoing...)

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A lot of detail provided there Jenkins, none of which accords with the info which I have.
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252/257 Sqdn. EL Magrun ?
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Old 27th May 2012, 19:19
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Sorry Sabredog, not 252/257 Sqn El Magrun but the right country.
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Gambut , (LG-139)?
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Old 27th May 2012, 20:01
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Gambut is correct. Beaufighters of 'The Greatest Squadron of Them All'.

YHC again.
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Old 27th May 2012, 20:22
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Thank you, Olympus.
603 Sqdn. indeed. Richard Hillary's old squadron during the Battle of Britain.
The next challenge should not last very long, and although not an airfield,it was at the time,a seaplane base.
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Old 28th May 2012, 05:36
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Hi Terrence.

Did we collect the same Aircraft Information Files from the 90's mate?



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Old 28th May 2012, 06:50
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I am afraid not,Graeme. I found the photograph whilst researching Desert Air Force Beaufighters for Olympus's challenge.
Well done.
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Old 28th May 2012, 07:52
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Well, it was still dumb blind luck on my part mate. I was flicking through some issues and found that photo a short while back.

Open house.

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Open House - Another watery mystery -



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Castle Archdale and nearby RAF Killadeas,Ulster.
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Only Castle Archdale; Killadeas was further away.
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RAF Castle Archdale is correct Sabre SiR.

On the east shore of Lough Erne, Northern Ireland. A famous Coastal Command RAF & RCAF Sunderland and Catalina base. Picture about 1944.

As BS observes, Killadeas is about 4 miles further south and was, I understand more of a flying boat OTU, with St Angelo airfield as the Coastal Command Instructors School a similar distance south of Killadeas. RAF Boa Island - a signals station at the top end of Lough Erne, completed the picture. LFH

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Many thanks,LFH. My poor editing of a photograph caption is to blame for confusing the issue! Especially remiss, as I know Lough Erne and the Fermanagh Lakes very well. Thank you, Blanket Stacker, for pointing it out.
An interesting link here;
Neglected Flying Boat base. - Page 27 - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
Open House, gentlemen.
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Didn't see this on Mel's list...

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A Ro airstrip, Quang Nam Province,Vietnam. No35,Sqdn.R.A.A.F. (Caribou A4-185)
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