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Please observe the 24-hour rule (see below) Update of the database up to 13-08-2022 can be found in Post 1372 Page 69 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.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 15:45
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A splendid list of Suffolk airfields but alas this aerodrome is not among them. I'll post another clue in a little while.
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Rattlesden?
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Sorry chaps the aerodrome is not in Suffolk. Just visible here in 1953 - I think flying ceased at the end of the war - the station was disbanded in 1948. Used thereafter for Government storage on a small scale. I'll put another clue up at bed-time if not guessed by then.
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 19:18
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Spilsby???
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RAF Deopham Green?
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Sorry chaps neither Spilsby or Deopham Green - the latter I have happy memories of in high Summer fifty years ago when evidence of runways much reduced could still be seen.
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A splendid list of Suffolk airfields but alas this aerodrome is not among them.
I thought it was worth a try. I was quoting from a list I found of USAAC airfields that operated both B-24 and B-17 aircraft.
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Old 26th Jan 2023, 08:07
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Thorpe Abbotts - 100th Bomb Group base?
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Well worth a shot India. Now here is a clue which some of you may get...........



Flew The Nest...........





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Sorry A56 not Thorpe Abbotts.....
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From the Great Train Robbery -so maybe RAF Cheddington ?
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The Chief Constable of Buckinghamshire will be making a brief statement in due course.....Meanwhile keep digging !





Leatherslade Farm near Oakley Bucks.

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The LNER running from Euston starts at top left and branched off westerly from the main line to Aylesbury with Mentmore Park, one of the 4 Rothschild Mansions, just out of shot to the right (looking south west.) The Aylesbury Branch was the first railway line to reach Aylesbury from London and was the first to be 'lifted'.
Got my orientation wrong; I was thinking it was the main line which branched off to Skegness!!

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Yes I had hoped that you might cotton on Chevvron what with your Gliding history of the area......... A56 is usually pretty good on branch lines too. Chief Constable is forsaking lunch today for a brisk walk around the block. My officers have been quite busy........

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Well done descol Cheddington Airfield it is. Satellite to USAAF Bovingdon - later known as RAF Marsworth.


March 1944

https://www.tringruralhistory.co.uk/articles/good-old-da

Over to you descol....
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" A56 is usually pretty good on branch lines too. "

https://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php is a great resource!
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My mother was born in Pitstone, about half a mile east of Cheddington.
Post war there was a large amount of construction work along the previously barren eastern boundary. Myself and some mates went to explore in about 1968 ish in spite of the 'MOD Property' signs and were met with people in uniform demanding to know what we were doing there. Just east of the eastern boundary you can see the terraces of a small hill and local rumour was that it was CIA with some tunnels built into the hill hiding some sort of clandestine ammunition.
The old south east taxiway is now a private airstrip.
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Ronnie Biggs and his mates sent me in the right direction
Good to hear your story Chevvron
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So -Open House it is
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chevvron I don't know if you have read the link but there is mention of an underground bunker. Post-war I believe there was a small Ordnance Depot on the airfield an outpost of the huge Ordnance Depot near Bicester.
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