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Redhill Aerodrome under water.

Old 25th Dec 2013, 07:06
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Redhill Aerodrome under water.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the news of the Aerodrome being flooded. I worked there for thirty years and I cannot understand where the water came from. Has anyone any photos or any idea how it came about?
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 08:11
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Here are some pictures showing the flooding on 24 Dec.

View from the Eastern Aerodrome boundary

Looking towards the hangars from Twy A

Twy A looking north

Hold B1 looking towards the maintenance area

Runway 26L threshold lights just visible

It would seem that the flooding was due to the Salfords Stream that runs along the eastern and southern side of the Aerodrome overflowing.

By 1430 hours the worst was over.

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Old 25th Dec 2013, 08:14
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There are a fair few photo's in todays online Daily Mail ;

UK weather causes flight cancellations at Gatwick and 70,000 southern England homes without power | Mail Online

You need to scroll down a bit, wish I'd got that sea plane rating now ;-)

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Old 25th Dec 2013, 09:16
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Thanks guys, Merry Christmas.
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 09:42
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Sad pictures those from my local aerodrome EGKR.
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 10:45
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One picture I saw showed an aircraft, presumably destroyed, with registration G-DBYE. Very sad.
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 11:03
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Looked like a few blown around in the wind at Redhill too, from the photos.
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