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Asturias56 16th Feb 2021 15:32

Could be Rose Bay , Sydney?

Dora-9 16th Feb 2021 18:32

Crawley Bay, Western Australia? That looks remarkably like the University of WA in the background.

Max Tow 16th Feb 2021 21:02

Asturias: Yes, a Saro London flying boat K9686, later lost on a mission to Norway in 1940. Not Rose Bay, though.

Well done, Dora-9 - it is indeed RAAF Crawley Bay /Pelican Point, starting point of the 3500nm Double Sunrise flights to Ceylon. As a sad footnote, the 4 Catalinas used were unceremoniously flown out to Rottnest Island and sunk in order to avoid payment to the U.S.A. under the terms of Lend Lease.

Over to you, Dora!

A few more tales here for those interested:


Sunrise for the Black Cats
Crawley Bay & Pelican Point some years later

Dora-9 17th Feb 2021 00:31

My old stomping ground in fact. Nothing to hand, so OH.

India Four Two 17th Feb 2021 02:44

That looks remarkably like the University of WA in the background.
Doh! I spent a long time looking at pictures of Australian churches! A university never occurred to me. :)

OUAQUKGF Ops 17th Feb 2021 08:46

To avoid confusion this is an adjunct to the above challenge and is nothing to do with my next challenge.

OUAQUKGF Ops 18th Feb 2021 09:24


A hangar was used in the construction of this building in 1921. A bit more tonight.........

chevvron 18th Feb 2021 10:03

Poole Harbour?

dixi188 18th Feb 2021 10:35

The newsreel says Plymouth.

OUAQUKGF Ops 18th Feb 2021 12:10

Sorry chaps I didn't mean to confuse you. The film clip of the Saro Londons was an addition to gen on the previous challenge not this new one.

So sadly it is not a 'Chippy' in Poole or Plymouth.

Asturias56 18th Feb 2021 15:23

New Zealand?

SimonPaddo 18th Feb 2021 15:36

That would be fush and chups though 😂

OUAQUKGF Ops 18th Feb 2021 16:46

Sorry Not New Zealand.

OUAQUKGF Ops 18th Feb 2021 17:58


Photo credit: Maritime Archaeology Trust.


Max Tow 18th Feb 2021 21:30

East Anglia coast, perhaps?

OUAQUKGF Ops 19th Feb 2021 05:26

Further afield than East Anglia.......

OUAQUKGF Ops 19th Feb 2021 05:33

Dated 1920


Photo credit: Britain From Above. (English Heritage).

OUAQUKGF Ops 19th Feb 2021 06:51

This Hotel was next to the Seaplane Station. Enlisted Men were billeted here.

Max Tow 19th Feb 2021 06:53

Well, definitely England with those pink knees. South coast WWI seaplane base...?

chevvron 19th Feb 2021 09:25

Use of the term 'ATM' instead of 'Cash Machine' on the chippy and 'enlisted men' rather then 'junior ranks' billeted at the hotel would indicate USA/Canada or possibly Windies.

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