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Old 22nd Jan 2023, 09:01
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Aerodrome Charles Lindbergh near Lessay.
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 10:09
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Well done Teusje!

I quite liked the sign.... I spotted it a few years back when we were at a wedding in the area. Interestingly It's "Aerodrome Charles Lindbergh"

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According to French sources the airfield opened in December 1923. On 4 June 1927 the airfield was used by Charles Lindbergh as his final stop in Europe, before boarding a ship in Cherbourg for his return to the United States. It is not clear what happened at the airfield between 1928 and April 1944. In April 1944, elements of the Fs.Jg.-Regt. 6 (Fallschirm-Jger-Regiment 6, or Para Regiment 6) were tasked with defending the airfield.After it was captured from the Germans, the airfield was completely rebuilt by 830 Engineer Aviation Battalion between 1 and 25 August 1944. It was planned to reopen as a medium bomber base and became operational on 25 August. 323 Bombardment Group (Medium) flying B-26 Marauders were based at the airfield until 24 September. After the bombers left, the airfield closed on 28 September 1944. The grounds were then returned to the french authorities."

It seems to have closed relatively recently and is principally used for motor sports and flying aircraft models I believe






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Thank you Asturias. I found it by searching for pictures the Valiant, and found one at this airport.
And I found other pictures here as recent as 2019.
Wil be posting a new challenge after I get home from work this afternoon.
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 11:55
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When I saw the Le Bocage signpost, I was expecting to see 88s hiding in the hedge!
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 13:43
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It got very sticky around there I believe. The hedges are something else........
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Can you tell me where this is?


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South Africa?
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Old 24th Jan 2023, 09:37
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The mountain in the background is a dead giveaway I'm afraid - a VERY long way from RSA!

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Old 24th Jan 2023, 09:49
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
The mountain in the background is a dead giveaway I'm afraid - a VERY long way from RSA!
Norway ?
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Old 24th Jan 2023, 10:00
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New Mexico?
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A long way from South-Africa indeed.
As Descol says, it's in Norway.
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Old 24th Jan 2023, 16:23
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Mosjoen Kjaerstad
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Old 24th Jan 2023, 17:46
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Best of Luck ! (This is a bit of a Stinker) and that's not a clue just an opinion....
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Not Mosjoen Kjaerstad.


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Old 24th Jan 2023, 22:17
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Is it Vaeroy? (sorry, can't do that thing where the 'a' and 'e' are one letter.) Open Hoose if correct...
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Montserrat? Not entirely sure though, I seem to recall the terminal is on the other side of the runway.
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Jensdad has it with Vry airport.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A6r%C3%B8y_Airport

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Good challenge tuesje thanks!

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I'll start the ball rolling. Is it any one of these airfields?

Mendlesham
Sudbury
Lavenham
Eye
Debach

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