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Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
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Old 25th Sep 2023, 22:24
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Originally Posted by Allan Lupton
I'll try Trieste, but there must be thousands of other places with Italian names in the former Yugoslavia
I'm afraid not. Trieste is still part of Italy
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Originally Posted by chevvron
Possibly Sicily or Corfu? Some of Greece has been governed by Italy.
I need some narrowing down here
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Oh all right, it's Corfu.
On google you can see the shadows of those two antannae whereas on bing, you can only see one because they happen to be in line with the shadows.
Open House if correct and it's just over 24 hours.
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Originally Posted by chevvron
Oh all right, it's Corfu.
On google you can see the shadows of those two antannae whereas on bing, you can only see one because they happen to be in line with the shadows.
Open House if correct and it's just over 24 hours.
It certainly is, chevvron.
The name 'Corfu' seems to be Venetian, from the period when the island was part of the Venetian Empire, and it is also the current name in Italian as well as in English. The Greeks, however, call it Kerkyra. It also seems to have been governed by the Kingdom of Sicily at one stage, and was also annexed by Italy during the Second World War.
I think it's officially in the Ionian Sea, but as I said, I never quite know where one 'sea' in the Mediterranean Sea ends and another one begins.

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Originally Posted by jensdad
The name 'Corfu' seems to be Venetian, from the period when the island was part of the Venetian Empire, and it is also the current name in Italian as well as in English. The Greeks, however, call it Kerkyra. It also seems to have been governed by the Kingdom of Sicily at one stage, and was also annexed by Italy during the Second World War..
Ah didnít know that, jensdad.An interesting destination with a distinctive smell from the lagoon in high summer, especially in the middle of the night. But then the autumn storms came to rinse it away and provide low cloud and lightning strikes for circling to RW17. Anybody else not missing the night CFUs?
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It certainly is, chevvron.
The name 'Corfu' seems to be Venetian, from the period when the island was part of the Venetian Empire,
Told you the smell could have been from Venice didn't I?
As for Corfu, not only Prince Philip of Greece (later D of E) was born there but Gordon (later of Khartoum) lived there too.
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Another one I 've passed a few times and never realised what it was




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Central Europe ?
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Europe but not not central
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Home counties?
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Scotland
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It is Scotland
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Could it be Montrose air station ?
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It could be but it isn't

This is no longer active as an airfield tho' its quite recognisable , especially from the air - note the sheds and trees!


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Big Shed

the challenge has had several names and was first used over 100 years ago


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Longside ?
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Or Rattray?
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