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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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Sorry about the delay - didn't get home until late last night.

Bear has it - Boundary Bay , the reliever Airport for Vancouver - an old RCAF base right on the border near Ladner



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Madurodam is in the The Hague.Next to the old HQ of KLM, now a municipal monument.
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Begging your indulgence....

Can anyone identify where this is?

It's G-AMXD before she became a Comet 2E, I think (the outboard intake looks standard, not like a bastardised Comet 4) so it's before 1957.

In September-October 1955 she underwent tropical hot and high trials at Entebbe and Khartoum, but who knows where else she might have gone?


Comet 2, G-AMXD.
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Boundary Bay , the reliever Airport for Vancouver - an old RCAF base right on the border near Ladner
A little bit of thread drift, related to the airport name. Due to the wording of the 1846 Oregon Treaty defining the US/Canadian border as the 49th Parallel, Point Roberts is a small piece of US territory that is completely cut off from the rest of Washington State.

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Madurodam is in the The Hague.Next to the old HQ of KLM, now a municipal monument.
Well I did say it was in 1960 when I read about it!
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Originally Posted by Jackonicko
Begging your indulgence....

Can anyone identify where this is?

It's G-AMXD before she became a Comet 2E, I think (the outboard intake looks standard, not like a bastardised Comet 4) so it's before 1957.

In September-October 1955 she underwent tropical hot and high trials at Entebbe and Khartoum, but who knows where else she might have gone?


Comet 2, G-AMXD.
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I see right side steering =left hand driving so probably (ex?) English overseas.
BFA on the roof behind bowser truck?
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I'd say that's probably BEA on the roof, perhaps?
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Or maybe'SAA'?
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Its a "B" I think - so BEA or BFA but the plates on the left hand bowser don't look like anything I can remember

the trucks on the left is a Leyland



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I found this image undated on a Shell Australia Facebook site. Possibly the same model bowser as in the Comet image. I'm sure they were pretty much world-wide. I've combed stacks of civil airfields but not found a similar ATC Tower. Perhaps the image is from a military airfield? Seem to be a couple of chaps in uniform? peering into the intakes.



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I've looked at a number of possible destinations where you might have found a Comet & BEA - Luqa, Athens, Tel Aviv etc and various spots in Africa where they might have had the misfortune to have UK trucks but can't see it at all. The second truck on teh right looks vaguely French to me but I can't ID it so far

Quite a smart and distinctive tower but the rest of the place doesn't look like major airport even for those days.

looking at the pictures there is an absence of the "exotic" - plants, people, kit, roofs. Looks like jackets and shirts - so not extremely hot or cold

the shadows suggest the sun is very high in the sky so somewhere south of the UK I guess
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Originally Posted by Asturias56

the shadows suggest the sun is very high in the sky so somewhere south of the UK I guess
Nowhere in the UK had a Tower shaped like that.
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Agreed - it looks quite distinctive but so far not an idea
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Could it be Khartoum or Entebbe, I wonder?
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Really long shot - is it in NZ, Auckland?

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I looked at Entebbe and Khartoum and it doesn't look like them

But Gne may be on to something - Devon NZ1801 ZK AQV Photo Ed Coates Collection | ADF Serials

shows a Devon at what may be the old Auckland Airport at RNZAF Waitemata and that tower looks very like the one in the OP post



there's another pic at at unmown location in NZ - the tower here looks the same but is a storey higher than the pic above and the OP




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https://natlib.govt.nz/records/30119...Bpath%5D=items

National Library of New Zealand has a number of pictures of G-ANLO at the TEAL hangar at Whenuapei 13 December 1955

https://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/t...ydney-auckland has pictures of Cunningham arriving in a Comet 3 which may one of the sources listed (but not illustrated) in the National Library link

There is a picture of them refuelling - the people look very similar but the trucks (Shell) are different
https://natlib.govt.nz/records/30115...Bpath%5D=items




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The right-hand truck in the original photo looks to me to be a UK-built Ford. Airport? Sorry, no idea
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That is indeed a Fordson Thames 7V bowser as also in use with KLM but there is also one (being?) restored in New Zealand.


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