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Post by hugoj_air » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:21 pm

Thanks Tony for the additional piece of information. As I said in
my post, the only directions I have for the Landing Ground is that
it was to the NE of the town. I got that from ?Action Stations 7?.
Your information places it more to the east at Drumconlan on the
north side of the N60 road, as you say just across from the closed
airfield. Could you tell me where you got the details from.

The fact that the Aer Corps inspected the site in early Sept 1933,
just before Cobham?s Flying circus used it on the 21th Sept is very
interesting. It raises the possibility that it was the Aer Corps who
carried out this inspection duty at the many sites used by Cobham
during his tours of Ireland. I have always assumed it was a task
carried out solely by Cobham?s group.

Not sure if you are aware that I'm trying to construct an historical
database of ALL sites in Ireland used for aviation of any discription
since the first balloon flight in 1784 and any bit of additional
information on any site is always very welcome.

Regards,
Hugo.

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Post by Tony Kearns » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:17 pm

hugoj_air wrote:Thanks Tony for the additional piece of information. As I said in
my post, the only directions I have for the Landing Ground is that
it was to the NE of the town. I got that from ?Action Stations 7?.
Your information places it more to the east at Drumconlan on the
north side of the N60 road, as you say just across from the closed
airfield. Could you tell me where you got the details from.

The fact that the Aer Corps inspected the site in early Sept 1933,
just before Cobham?s Flying circus used it on the 21th Sept is very
interesting. It raises the possibility that it was the Aer Corps who
carried out this inspection duty at the many sites used by Cobham
during his tours of Ireland. I have always assumed it was a task
carried out solely by Cobham?s group.

I mentioned in another thread that I have a "thing " about posters who do not identify themselves in their posting and or in their profile, especially when they ask for information. I like to know to whom I am addressing ( not non de plumes) when I attempt to help with answers. Unreasonable?
Tony K

Not sure if you are aware that I'm trying to construct an historical
database of ALL sites in Ireland used for aviation of any discription
since the first balloon flight in 1784 and any bit of additional
information on any site is always very welcome.

Regards,
Hugo.

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Post by Tony Kearns » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:30 pm

Tony Kearns wrote:
hugoj_air wrote:Thanks Tony for the additional piece of information. As I said in
my post, the only directions I have for the Landing Ground is that
it was to the NE of the town. I got that from ?Action Stations 7?.
Your information places it more to the east at Drumconlan on the
north side of the N60 road, as you say just across from the closed
airfield. Could you tell me where you got the details from.

The fact that the Aer Corps inspected the site in early Sept 1933,
just before Cobham?s Flying circus used it on the 21th Sept is very
interesting. It raises the possibility that it was the Aer Corps who
carried out this inspection duty at the many sites used by Cobham
during his tours of Ireland. I have always assumed it was a task
carried out solely by Cobham?s group.

INot sure if you are aware that I'm trying to construct an historical
database of ALL sites in Ireland used for aviation of any discription
since the first balloon flight in 1784 and any bit of additional
information on any site is always very welcome.

Regards,
Hugo.


I mentioned in a another thread that I have a "thing" about posters who do not identify themselves in their posting and or profile especially when they ask for information. I like to know to whom I am addressing (not a non de plume), when I attempt to help with answers. Unreasonable?
Apologies for the finger trouble in the previous posting.
Tony K

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Post by hugoj_air » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:33 pm

Hello Tony,

I have PM'ed the detail's you requested.

Hugo.

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Post by Tony Kearns » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:20 pm

Thank you for your PM Hugo. I located the old aerodrome ( that is what it was referred to as) during my hill walking days in the last century! I was on my way to the Twelve Bens etc. At that time it was easily identifiable as having been an airfield The survey was carried out during the years 1932 to 1939 to identify airfields , landing grounds, satalite and dispersal locations in the event of war. Every county was surveyed. Some were subsequently used during the Emergency for military exercises but never for long periods.
HTH
Tony K

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