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Old 26th Feb 2022, 14:31
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I think I found it


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Old 26th Feb 2022, 15:11
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Brilliant ! Dear me - Winter and the grass needs mowing. I'll probably be taken out by a Tractor when I do the verge. So if you hear nothing you will know why.
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There seems to be some confusion in the records but I think it is a Hawk trainer. Departed Ramsgate and crashed in the sea killing the pilot Edmund Betts.
The grave is in Margate cemetery.

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ea200 would you just name the aerodrome - then I can wrap it up. Thanks.
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All I have is Thanet Flying Club, Ramsgate Airport.
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Old 26th Feb 2022, 18:55
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And the flag is the Ramsgate coat of arms.


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Old 26th Feb 2022, 19:10
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Damn! I thought that flag looked familiar.
I lived in Ramsgate for a while as a kid and my first flight was a 7/6d joy ride in a Dragon Rapide from the late-lamented Ramsgate Airport.
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Well Done ea200 . Ramsgate Municipal Airport it is. Thank you Bear well found.


1937 Terminal and Tower designed by David Playdell-Bouverie. The Drone G-AEEN was destroyed in fatal crash later that Summer. Photo Credit: Britain From Above EPW053975.



1935 before the Terminal was built. Photo Credit - Britain From Above EPN048857.



BA Swallow a Ramsgate resident. Destroyed by enemy action during The Battle of Britain. Photo Credit: Britain from Above EPW052880.



Ramsgate Airport's Short Scion. This photograph a consolation prize for Allan Lupton - who had a good sniff......





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Old 27th Feb 2022, 20:49
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I'm afraid I''ve been troo busy to get something together. Only fair to declare Open House in the interests of keeping things moving. Must make sure I have got something to hand!
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Old 27th Feb 2022, 21:37
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Thank you, ea2000.

Here's a nice one from the family archives. Photo date: 1957.

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Hmmm - on an island or a peninsular, beach to "NW", salt flats to east - possibly a west cost location in the UK or NW Europe, Railway from "SW" ends at dead stop station west of airfield - looks like a holiday line - another railway from the north doesn't seem to go past the airfield and connect with the "passenger" line

Sort of Blackpool-ish spot? (but it isn't Blackpool)

Is North to the top??

I keep thinking Scheveningen

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In Germany perhaps ?
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Hi Asturias and OUAQUKGF Ops.
OUA is on the right lines with the holiday angle - this is still a popular holiday spot, and Asturias is correct to say it's in Germany.

Edited to add: as far as I can make out, the photo is tilted about 45 degrees off North, so what looks like North on the pic is actually about 315 degrees. And when OUA talks of an island or a peninsula, it's actually a bit of both...
A lot of clues there, I fear this won't last long now!
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Yes the railroad is the connecting element here.
Sorry, too easy now?
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Old 28th Feb 2022, 22:28
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear
Yes the railroad is the connecting element here.
Sorry, too easy now?
I thought you might have an idea of this one, SLB!
Feel free to name the airfield, unless you would rather leave it to someone not as familiar with this area
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Company I worked for used to do a Sunday Student flight from Berlin and back to this airfield before doing a Bornholm rotation. (Vickers Viking). I'm out.
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Well, i’m not familiar with this area, but after all the clues, the first place I looked at was Sylt!




OH if correct.
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"Hi Asturias and OUAQUKGF Ops. OUA is on the right lines with the holiday angle - this is still a popular holiday spot, and Asturias is correct to say it's in Germany."

For the sake of history it was the other way round - I do holidays, OUA does countries.............
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Spot on I12, it is indeed Sylt. Started out as a civilian airport as early as 1919, then a WW2 Luftwaffe base, then taken over by the RAF until the 1960's when it again became the civilian airport it is now. My uncle was stationed there on his national service in the late 50's. I'm visiting there, new COVID variants permitting, in May. Looking forward to having a nose around his old haunts.
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For the sake of history it was the other way round - I do holidays, OUA does countries.............
Haha, apologies for that.
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Jensdad - visiting Sylt ? Just in case your 'German' is not too fluent - this is what the sign says Achtung !



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