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Old 24th Feb 2022, 13:41
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops
Are we possibly at Rosehill, New South Wales 1910?
Only the year is correct.
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How about Plumpton Paddock - Diggers Rest - Victoria ?
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are we even in Australia?
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Well I was rather hoping we were looking at Harry Houdini. (His name nearly escaped me). However if not I would suggest Denmark or Sweden......... All rather exhausting!
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Is it Mondorf les Bains? OH if correct, please.
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Originally Posted by teusje
Is it Mondorf les Bains? OH if correct, please.
Yes Teus It is Monsdorf les Bains in Luxembourg.
Location of the first Airshow in Luxembourg.

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Info Monsdorf 1910

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Old 25th Feb 2022, 10:46
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Photo Credit Isle of Thanet News.

Ramsgate Corporation Official Airport Opening July 3rd 1937.

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Leicester Ratcliffe?
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 15:56
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The top hoist quarter of the flag looks like the Kentish horse (or horse of Kent) to me. The Shorts aeroplane means I'll guess Rochester without any real evidence.
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... the Kentish horse (or horse of Kent) ...
Make up your mind! Which side of the Medway are you on?
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 17:32
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Yes Chaps the Flag is interesting but I've not been able to find out anything about it despite searching the net which I suppose is a good thing. Perhaps with luck we will be enlightened in due course by a Vexillologist. No it's not an Antibiotic. In the meantime I believe that band is from The Royal Air Force. Sorry neither Rochester or Ratcliffe.
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Old 25th Feb 2022, 18:35
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Could be the 1937 Kings Cup Air Race at Hadfield

the guy in uniform is saluting the flag (which looks a bit weird to me) so presumably not an advert for some local car dealers
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1937 - but not Hatfield.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 07:07
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Photo Credit: Find a Grave.

Elgy in a country churchyard. A poignant Memorial to a last flight from the aerodrome a few Miles away.

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Woodley, from the ‘Miles’ clue. OH if correct.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 10:39
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Sorry - not Woodley - I'm pleased that you picked up on the Miles clue. You should be able to determine the type which might help, incidentally it is listed, made of Marble and as you can see has suffered from the passage of time since 1938.
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Shoreham? Miles operated from there for a while post war
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Sorry not Shoreham - there were quite a few prangs of Miles' Aeroplanes in 1938 - try and identify the type- it might help.
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AAC Angel???
and I donít miss a wing either?
Triplane Angels do those exist?



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Sorry chaps we will stick with the marble Miles ---- ------- for the time being. The young pilot had an affectionate nick-name which I included in my caption. You can also see the last few letters of his surname which was quite short. All very time consuming I know.............
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