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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 1st Oct 2022, 13:03
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Well thank you guys,but afraid it`s Open House.....
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Photograph taken by (the late) Captain Jim Stokes Gulf Aviation- Gulf Air.

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Sub-continent?

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Not Subcontinent........
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 16:48
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Still looks a bit warm - perhaps SE Asia?
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Flying Boat base Aden
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Yes certainly a 'bit warm' perhaps not SE Asia.......... Very hot in Aden ...but not Aden......



Looks as though that perennial north-westerly wind is blowing again........

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" perhaps not SE Asia."

mmmm - perhaps? So might be close - Myanmar/Burma?
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I fear it is not Burma.......
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Egypt?
or North Africa?
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Not Egypt or North Africa.



This shipping Company suffered competition from air services on certain routes in the late Inter-War years.

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Old 3rd Oct 2022, 17:19
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That's the "Varela" I think - a WW1 hospital ship built at Swan Hunter on Tyneside as a passenger cargo ship and converted. I think she served well after WW2 after being converted back to civvy service. I've a picture of the "Karoa" built around the same time and also converted to a hospital ship but in WW2

That might take us to Basra? Or South Shields - which has a large Yemeni community of course...................
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Yes this ship could have taken you to many places including Basra - and possibly The Yemen but sadly neither are the exact location for the challenge. You have identified the Varela correctly. I suggest that you and any other interested parties research the services that it operated in the Inter War Years. Incidentally that blue and white pennant and the costume in the previous image should give you a very slight clue as to the region in which to conduct your search.

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Morocco, possibly Tangier?
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Yes nice one.
let them chew on it some more.


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It is not in Morocco..........
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This is the first Airport which pre-dated the construction of the Flying Boat Terminal nearby.




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