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Old 11th Feb 2024, 09:02
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Australia or Africa ?
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Old 11th Feb 2024, 09:15
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Australia.
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Old 11th Feb 2024, 10:31
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RAAF Laverton ?
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Old 11th Feb 2024, 18:21
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Well done, it is indeed RAAF Laverton.

I thought the Demons might have been a clue - note the thin band circling the fuselage behind the roundel, indicating 21 (City of Melbourne) Squadron RAAF.

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Old 11th Feb 2024, 20:22
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Thanks very much Dora - a lovely image. I had fun following the Demons. Going back in time now :



1918 - Starting with a shed or two.......

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Old 12th Feb 2024, 03:14
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Point Cook, with Dicky Williams walking by?
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Old 12th Feb 2024, 07:09
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Sorry Charlie - Not Point Cook. Have another image. I'm at Dentist a.m. (not a clue).


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Old 12th Feb 2024, 13:13
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Lympne? (Belfast Truss hangars)
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Sorry chevvron not Lympne....


1919


Very little of this First War Airfield remains.
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All B+W Images Australian War Memorial Website with thanks.

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Old 12th Feb 2024, 21:42
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Edit: Quite sure
(Bit of a guess)
Leighterton / Bowldown farm?
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Old 13th Feb 2024, 07:41
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Well done Bear ! Leighterton (Glos) it is. Home to amongst others No 7+8 Training Squadrons Royal Australian Flying Corps 1918-19.


Australian War Memorial


Bowldown Farm Air Strip covers part of the old airfield. (Ben Atkinson)

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Old 13th Feb 2024, 18:07
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Thanks OUAQ Ops!
Now this:

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Old 14th Feb 2024, 02:04
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rough looking spot - is the main hangar wrecked???

Wen I blow up the picture it looks like it's not in good shape? Not long after WW1 I'd guess - somewhere in NW Europe.

I just can't get the registration at max enlargement

Now to do a "What Aircraft" divination
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Old 14th Feb 2024, 06:20
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Itís a Farman I think. Goliath? So somewhere in France?
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Old 14th Feb 2024, 07:45
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Reg looks like `F-MACRON,,,!!
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Probably a Goliath so maybe Etampes or Le Bourget. Although the hangar doesn't seem to fit either.
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Originally Posted by thnarg
Itís a Farman I think. Goliath? So somewhere in France?
Looks like the passenger version - N. France, Belgium or Germany looking at the state of the place - the Netherlands sat WW1 out which was very very wise
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Van Gogh at work again I see. Unless drying Flax has been windblown...........
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Speaking of Van Gogh; this was made at a nearby location.


And for the aviation enthusiasts:
About same period as previous post, the hangar is in the upper middle.

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