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Please observe the 24-hour rule (see below) Update of the database up to 13-08-2022 can be found in Post 1372 Page 69 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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Old 27th Mar 2022, 18:22
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Woburn Park?
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
It was filmed in Britain so that explains the Heathrow picture, which I still think is a poor continuity decision.
Im always amused by the low-level sequences, where the Buffs shadow has magically morphed into a B-17s.
My old mucker John Crewdson flew 60 hours filming that backdrop of the stuff over Greenland..
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 07:07
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No but you've got the general idea

This was taken over for use building fighters and a specialised bomber in WW2

It was a private airfield outside of wartime. Not a lot of old pictures - this one is damaged I'm afraid






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Old 28th Mar 2022, 09:38
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Castle Bromwich?
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 11:29
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No , sorry

I've seen some descriptions that say it was visited by Puss Moths, a Wapiti, Comper Mouse, Rapides and even an original "Argosy" etc etc at various times

A USAAF Squadron was here for a year or so towards the end of the war

There is nothing left of the WW2 buildings or runways other than a small memorial.



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Old 28th Mar 2022, 21:19
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I may possibly have a slight advantage here, because I can guess at Asturias’ migration path.

I think it might be Smith’s Lawn, Windsor.
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Old 30th Mar 2022, 08:31
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India42 has it - Smiths Lawn - the ULTIMATE private strip at the southern end of Windsor Great Park

used by the Prince of Wales in the early 30's (see pic of his arrival)

Taken over by Vickers to assemble Hurricanes and then the high altitude Wellington V1

A USAAF communications squadron was there '43-'46 to support Eisenhower & co based nearby.

Completely cleared up and converted to the Guards Polo Club but the Duke of E. unveiled a memorial relatively recently









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Old 30th Mar 2022, 09:18
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As I said, I had a slight advantage, but it was the "specialised bomber clue" that clued me in.

Try this:



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Old 30th Mar 2022, 16:06
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Are we in Canada? Doesn't look much like Vietnam??
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Go to the top of the class - it's Canada! I'll give you a freebie - it's not in the Prairies.

Edited to add a gratuitous picture. It may not help much, but I like flying boats!


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Old 30th Mar 2022, 23:38
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Naniamo? OH if correct
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No, not Nanaimo. The water in the distance is not salty.
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Old 31st Mar 2022, 07:25
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"Go to the top of the class - it's Canada! I'll give you a freebie - it's not in the Prairies"

Sometimes you're ALL heart! Thanks....................

So ... a lake, a reasonably large town with TWO multi storey buildings but not so busy that it has a parallel taxi way... Almost thought of Winnipeg....

But I'll plump for Penticon BC instead - presumably you were there to visit the adjacent Play Estate Winery?
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But I'll plump for Penticon BC instead
Obviously spell checkers work differently in Emilia-Romagna, but I'll give it to you. Penticton BC, with water at both ends of the runway:



One-hundred kilometre long Lake Okanagan in the distance and Skaha Lake in the foreground.

Asturias has control.

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Finger trouble I'm afraid

Open house - I've run out of challenges
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looks very nice

beaches, river, dunes, golf course, airstrip and not a single large hotel or villa in sight!

at least then - I presume it looks a bit different now?

USA perhaps?
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that surf looks like OZ ?
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Somewhere near the Merimbula beach I suspect. Lovely spot.
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Now that looks like a good shot..................
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