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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 15:57
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This is a bit different.


Three clues.

1. The registration.

2. A piece of equipment fitted to the aircraft.

3. It is heading north.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 16:37
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....Timor?
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 16:45
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Good try but it's in the British Commonwealth.

Interestingly when I flew out of Darwin to a rig in the middle of the Timor Strait there was a refuelling base set up in Timor but I never used it.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 20:09
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A seismic camp in south-western Papua New Guinea ?
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 20:23
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Getting closer.

For those in Oz who recognise the company to whom the helicopter belongs to it is not involved in what would be described as the normal business for that organization.

The B-----w behind the winch is a guide.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 20:58
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I'm going to stack now. It's late in the UK. I will be around in about nine hours to see the shots from Oz.
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 23:04
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The "Bristow" was a dead giveaway but "piece of equipment"? There's the winch and a strange-looking grey thingy on the starboard bow. Would it the photo have had anything to do with post-tsunami seismic research around Aceh in 2005? I found this:

http://www.bgr.bund.de/EN/Themen/GG_...ublicationFile
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Old 23rd Aug 2014, 23:25
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Thursday Island or Solomon Islands?
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 08:04
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The grey thingy is the flotation equipment attached to any helicopter that operates over the sea. Nothing to do with seismics.

Rules 3, which one and where?

Another clue.

The flotsam in the foreground indicates that it's a beach.
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 08:22
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Solomon Islands after Cyclone Ita in April 2014. Honiara.

OH if correct.
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 08:44
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I'll give it to you even though the answer is technically wrong.

The picture was taken outside the police station Mbolonda on the south coast of Guadalcanal Island in the Solomons. The reason an oil support helicopter is there is because.----

From 1998 until 2003 the Solomons Islands was collapsing under anarchy and the Prime Minister asked for help to restore order. In July 2003 over 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops took over the country. The entire government, civil service and police were then run by a consortium of South Pacific nations known as RAMSI. (Regional Aid Mission to the Solomon Islands.)

This became civilianised with the inclusion of outside police forces. They needed resupplying to their far flung operations throughout the islands. This is where Bristow and I stepped in.

It was a civil operation with knowledge of quasi military procedures in tropical jungle. It included what can be claimed as the longest regular underslung load operation in the world. Weekly drums of fuel for the police station at Rennel Island some 134 n.m. from Honiara airport.

Honiara is basically a tip.

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Old 24th Aug 2014, 08:49
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So you are giving it to Miss Gigi?:
Pun intended.

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Old 24th Aug 2014, 10:33
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Strangely Miss Gigi's post hadn't appeared on my browser when I awarded it to Rule 3. Miss Gigi, in retrospect, is obviously right.
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Old 25th Aug 2014, 17:55
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As Miss Gigi declared Open House ten hours ago, perhaps someone can tell us in what park this sculpture of an acorn and oak leaves might be found.

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Old 25th Aug 2014, 19:40
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Neither Norwich nor St James, but the same country. People used to come here to immerse themselves in water, presumably hot.
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Old 25th Aug 2014, 19:53
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Two words of your reply are near the mark, Miss Gigi, and neither of them are Henrietta.
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Old 25th Aug 2014, 21:24
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Miss Gigi has it, Jephson Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa. From the bridge and just before you get to the Baths.

Jenks, what on Earth were you on about?!

Up to Miss Gigi to run with the ball or declare OH.
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 00:07
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Fairly easy one for you.

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Old 26th Aug 2014, 00:35
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May I join in?

Is it Weir Quay and the Tamar viaduct?

OH if correct.

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Old 26th Aug 2014, 05:24
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Very quick!

Yes its Calstock.I had put this on before from the other side though!
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