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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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Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
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Old 30th Apr 2022, 11:42
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That fin and tab look like a recipe for flutter.

Boulton Paul Overstrand: the type being, I suggest, the name of the subject grass strip.

OH if correct.
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Actually ,B-P P29 Sidestrand Mk111......according to `UK Serials`...
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Old 30th Apr 2022, 13:13
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I already thought so


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Old 30th Apr 2022, 14:07
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Ken Parry has it with Overstrand - hard luck UV - sorry I couldn't reply earlier to point you in the right direction - was banned for excessive use of the whip. Sycamore you are right, however this particular Sidestrand became the prototype Overstrand..........





Chevvron we are fair bristling with Wireless and Radar in this part of North Norfolk. We have the NATS Wireless Station and its aerials just to the right of the microlight strip - then a couple of hundred yards to the east is Cromer (Overstrand) CAA SSR Scanner. A couple of miles further east and perched almost on the cliffs is Trimingham MOD Remote Radar Head with TPS-77 Radar which is under a 'Golf Ball' and which I can see, Frets permitting from our house.

A few years ago Trimingham Radar, despite initial denials generated a very good repair trade for the local garage in Mundesley......https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ry-solved.html

Ken has declared OPEN HOUSE

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Old 1st May 2022, 09:05
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"we are fair bristling with Wireless and Radar in this part of North Norfolk. "

Well if you WILL live so close to Russia...............
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We do have an ancient cellar...... but alas not up to Soviet Standards.......... The Gatehouse at what was RAF Trimingham is now somebody's home - they don't need a microwave.
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Old 7th May 2022, 18:53
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Let's try this - incredibly obscure airfield - few pictures of it in the days when it was active (or rather hard to be certain they apply to this place)



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Ok, let bite:
Looks like grain fields alternating meadows for grass (being bailed and fed to cows kept in stables)
Weather looks like Dutch or Danish.
But I donít think Dutch

So letís start with Denmark/Northern Europe?
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Flat fields so possibly Littlestone?
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Wearing my geologist's hat, that looks like chalk-country, so I'll plump for SE England or northern France.
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Sorry - I think it may be limestone but not chalk

Certainly not SE England or N France

Here is at the only vertical pic I can find of the area when it was in use . N to the top


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Old 10th May 2022, 08:15
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A current vertical of the area from GE


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Old 11th May 2022, 09:56
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Quite active at one time - in service for about 9-10 years before being returned to the land owners
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Spanish perhaps?
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Correct Bear - big place Spain!






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It's in a region known for it's ancient military connections..............





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Originally Posted by Asturias56
It's in a region known for it's ancient military connections..............
Aragon the region?
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This is a better guide..............


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That'd be Barataria then . . .
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