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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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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 8th Feb 2022, 06:42
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Oh dear, that picture definitely isn't Beirut! Perhaps those were standard issue hangars for all mid-east 'dromes.

Is that a York beside the Connie?

Weren't those great days when you could:

a) Park outside the terminal &
b) not pay a swingeing drop-off fee!

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BSD - I'm just in from doing the molehills. Please take my advice - I don't want to steal your Glory !
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Al Nugra Airport, Kuwait ?
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Sorry been away. BSD correct for Kuwait Airport. Taken in 1955 before they put a proper hard runway in.
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BSD declared an Open House - so here is an offering from the 1930s.


1934

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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops
ASN
Broken wing due to gross asymmetrical loading.
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I'm out until this evening. So leaving a good clue that will lead you to the Airfield which was half a mile from here. (UK Airfield 1932-c1939. Built Over.)




The Historical Station. Over the the years Visiting Royalty and Prime Ministers alighted here. (LMR later LNWR)

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Jennings and Darbishire would have cracked this aerodrome by now. Railway Timetables were standard escape issue at the old Reformatory where I was incarcerated.
On the first morning of term The Headmaster would stand on the edge of the football pitch, his dog snarling at his side, field glasses raised and watch tiny figures lugging huge suitcases twice their size stumbling through vast fields of cabbages, turnips and spuds in an ill conceived bid for freedom. Lucky they weren't mined. Inevitably they were apprehended by British Transport Police and returned to continue their sentence altho' several long 'Runs' and notable absences were achieved.


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Number 49 SLG a mile or two away..........
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I did not grab the clue of royals alighting here was beyond me
But prime ministers Wilson came from Huyton.
Huyton Hill station is closest to SLG 49.

Huyton Hill school airfield
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Well done Bear - you have it with Huyton Hill School Airfield. The school re-located to the Lake District presumably to escape Bombing. Harold Wilson was the Huyton Constituency M.P. In the 19th Century Lord Stanley of nearby Knowsley Hall was also a Prime Minister. The station was used by The Royal Family on several occasions.





Flight Magazine July 8th 1932




Some information about the Airfield here. The Master of Sempill was a No 1 Dodgy Character.

https://knowsleyarchives.wordpress.c...anding-ground/


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Thank you next try,
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Looks like Corfu.
(Thinks: at least they walked away from it whatever happened)
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More Aegean than Ionian?
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Very recent incident. Blown off the runway by high winds, Milos.

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Originally Posted by ea200
Very recent incident. Blown off the runway by high winds, Milos.

Open House please.
Correct, I better would have started with a different photo of Milos:


Open House called
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Comrades! I've done my time and the Mods (Gawd bless them all!) have restored access... it's good to back

Let us try this one ..............


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