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Old 21st Feb 2023, 10:11
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
The only place I can think of where you get a French/English mixture is Cameroon - which was merger of UK & French colonies - Yaounde is an International Airport" and Kriti is an Airport as well I believe.............................
Algeria?
Mali?
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 11:16
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Not Angola nor Cameroon, Algeria Mali
What does make you think it is related to France?
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 12:29
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OK maybe it's the ex Belgian Congo which nobody remembers.
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 12:51
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Based on a pretty tenuous link, is it in Tanzania?
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 15:04
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Not Angola nor Cameroon, Algeria Mali
What does make you think it is related to France?
Stupidity..............
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 19:22
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Originally Posted by chevvron
OK maybe it's the ex Belgian Congo which nobody remembers.
I donít remember it but read a good book about its independency and almost direct following civil war. Also saw recently The Siege of Jadotville
on Netflix. But no, not Congo. Although you are closing in.

Now the giveaway on the country (and the back view of the Ö. National Commercial Bank Plc)


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Old 21st Feb 2023, 20:11
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Kasama airport, Zambia.
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Kasama airport, Zambia.
Thatís the one.

ea200 you can take the helm
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 23:04
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Thanks Bear. Lots of airfields in Africa with 6 letter names and M as a 5th letter. Several 'Commerce' banks too.

Here's one which might be easy for some:



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Old 22nd Feb 2023, 09:07
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looks like one of a zillion US hotels..................
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Old 22nd Feb 2023, 10:39
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Looks similar to the Tobago Hilton but it's not the Hilton anymore.
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Old 22nd Feb 2023, 23:35
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
looks like one of a zillion US hotels..................
Yes it does, but it's not a hotel. It has a much more direct aviation connection. It is in the USA though so it is not the Tobago ex Hilton.
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Old 23rd Feb 2023, 00:24
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Was it originally an airship shed?
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Old 23rd Feb 2023, 01:22
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Is it Princeville PHPV?
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Old 23rd Feb 2023, 08:38
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" a much more direct aviation connection"


Is that historic - say pre 1914?
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Old 23rd Feb 2023, 09:28
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The building is fairly recent and so is the airfield. There are no historic connections. Not PHPV it is mainland US. Another picture clue later today.
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Time for some more clues. The building belongs to a widespread handling company.



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Old 23rd Feb 2023, 23:54
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Blue nose on left line-Stallion51..Kissimmee....?
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Old 24th Feb 2023, 08:33
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not sure - the ASAP Aerospace Building at Kissimmee looks similar but not identical - and I can't see where they park all those light aircraft in neat rows
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Blue nose on left line-Stallion51..Kissimmee....?
I hadn't spotted that, but it does look like Stallion51 colours. I can find no record of them being there but it would not surprise me. The airfield does have a rather tenuous link to a record set with a P51.
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