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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #405 on: January 12, 2021, 08:32:07 am »
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #407 on: January 27, 2021, 08:54:21 pm »
Just saw this, Rheged- I will definitely check them out in the morning.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #408 on: January 28, 2021, 07:06:13 pm »
Added, thanks!

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #409 on: January 28, 2021, 07:17:58 pm »
Also, another update: finally got all the "lost" sites restored.  End of January instead of end of December, but I'll take it.  Up to 1833 museums now, quite a gain lately.  Roughly 10000 sites total; I'll have a better number when I finish touring Russia by Google Earth.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #410 on: January 28, 2021, 09:19:43 pm »
Nice.... gaining ground once again. Helps with the enthusiasm!
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #411 on: February 03, 2021, 07:35:12 am »
Thanks!  Yep, that was a big hurdle.  Now touring through Russia, which will take another few months... Lots of interesting stuff there. 

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #412 on: March 12, 2021, 02:56:17 am »
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #413 on: March 12, 2021, 05:20:35 am »
My middle brother, a keen mountain and rock climber, has been up Ben Aighe a few times, and once Dad had told him about that Lanc crash, he climbed the gully to the crash site on his next trip to the area. He says there's a surprising amount of the aircraft still there.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #414 on: March 12, 2021, 08:12:08 am »
Added to the miscellaneous section, with memorials etc., thanks!

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #415 on: March 12, 2021, 06:20:29 pm »
I've noticed they've almost finished installing a new gate guard at RAAF Edinburgh, a P-3C(?), to the right of the entrance (there's a Leopard 1AS to the left).


https://images.defence.gov.au/assets/Home/Search?Query=Gate+Guard&Type=Simple


https://news.defence.gov.au/service/gate-guard-tribute-orions-long-service

Note: These are early emplacement photo's, she was looking a lot more finished when I drove past last week (work driving).
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #416 on: March 13, 2021, 05:05:08 am »
That's one heck of a large gateguard!  :o

But it looks great.  :thumbsup:
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #417 on: March 13, 2021, 05:17:45 pm »
I have a P-3 and F-111 listed as at RAAF Edinburgh, exact location unknown, with a pin at what I think is the main entrance: -34.71646, 138.64491

Google Earth photo is from 2018, so can't tell if that's the spot.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #418 on: March 26, 2021, 12:26:20 pm »
Jumping the gun slightly, but here's notification of a memorial due in September

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-56526871
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #419 on: March 27, 2021, 06:19:50 am »
I've saved the link, thanks.  Hopefully we'll see some more info in the fall.

Update: 1856 museums, 785 misc (memorials, etc.,) 7699 gate guards etc., for a total of 10340.  Just imported a friend's list of Norfolk sites, so that will add a few hundred more, mostly memorials.