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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.
  • A historic picture of an aerodrome will be posted.
Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open (Open House). Anyone may then post the next challenge.
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  • If Open House is declared, regular posters should not jump in immediately, but time should be given for those who are not great at naming the correct location as they may have some good images.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • Try to use elderly photos and not too much Google Earth, Zoom Earth or any other online map pics.
  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are. Searching by using Google Image Search, or programs a-like, is ought not to be done.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
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Old 10th Apr 2022, 18:50
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And New Zealand used white on black number plates for cars etc from 1951-56................... which fits the plate on the Leyland bowser
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A tricky one. - particularly as G-AMXD spent most of its civil life carrying out engine development flying by the BOAC Comet Unit and later as a Comet 2E, simulated services London-Beirut-Calcutta in 1957 and North Atlantic Route-Proving in 1958 before being transferred to the R.A.F in May 1959.
Registered BOAC 8-1-53 to 2-5-55
Air Ministry 20-9-55 to 20-6-56
Ministry of Supply 3-9-56 to RAF 1-5-59





Farnborough 1954

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Old 12th Apr 2022, 09:43
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With respect I think we've taken the Comet 2 enquiries as far we can without someone finding more evidence - its been a REAL challenge and kept me busy for days but I just can't see us getting any closer now

Should we return to a new challenge - which I think resides with Bear?

PS The "what airfield is this" thread looks like a better place for queries rather than challenges going forward
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Originally Posted by Gne
Really long shot - is it in NZ, Auckland?
So far as I recall G-ANLO was the first Comet of any sort to visit New Zealand when it did the round-the-world tour of December 1955.

ETA I agree this thread should be reserved for the "quiz" style work. I think the "where is this" real queries can be posted as a new thread for each one - saves risk of confusing people.
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 19:02
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I agree it is an interesting challenge but we are not getting further.
Everyone is free to claim their victory when they post an answer later (and multiple Pprunes agree)

For now a new challenge along the lines of Madurodam:



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I guess it's Knuffingen Airport, Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg.
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"Everyone is free to claim their victory when they post an answer later (and multiple Pprunes agree)" -agreed - it wasn't a "challenge" really as the OP didn't know the answer - a bit like that dreadful "What aircraft " last year of the small, white painted monstrosity somewhere in France which we never got - they do elicit some serious research tho'!!
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Originally Posted by dixi188
I guess it's Knuffingen Airport, Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg.
Dixi has control,
Miniatur Wunderland
Highly recommended to visit when stranded in Hamburg on a rainy day!



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Sorry guys, no time to sort a photo at the moment, so Open House.
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Sub Tropical - from the uniform

One for those of my vintage.

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I've taken the liberty of screen grabbing the image from GNE's pdf




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RAAF Laverton ?
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Well having now seen a picture of the Tower at what was Laverton - I've concluded it ain't Laverton. However I've found another photograph which prompts me to ask whether RAAF Amberley is the mystery aerodrome ?
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There have been several towers at Laverton (at least three to my memory). Which one did you see?

Did countries other than Australia operate the Canberra?

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Old 16th Apr 2022, 07:57
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Well this is one image of Laverton which I found - it looks a bit prehistoric. Familiar with Canberras - In the past I've seen them around here operating from RAF Marham, sadly no longer.




I continued to dig north and came across this:



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Old 16th Apr 2022, 08:11
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Amberley is correct, over to OUAQetc. . The picture predates my presence in the tower by a decade or so.

Despite the look of it, the Laverton tower in your picture is the most modern of the three and was sited on top of the 1AD engine test facility.

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Thanks Gne I enjoyed your challenge. Rather unsettling having an engine test facility in the basement of the Control Tower......." Laverton Tower - How do you read me ? I say again......"

During the course of my search I came across this delightful study from RAF Changi:


The Duty Air Traffic Control Crew with Flt Lt Hargreaves on the extreme left circa 1952. Photo credit Royal Air Force Changi Association.
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Yate Airfield 1941. Photo credit IWM.

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Looks like England's green and pleasant land

But why would you have a runway that seems to end in a hangar?

Is North to the top?
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I'll have to check on that after lunch and let you know !
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