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    Default Re: HOY - Aviation Fuel Distribution Depot (Wick) Scotland

    Was there anything on Canmore's aerial photos, apart from 1988? Some of the oblique photographs are very useful, if a tad early (1941-2) for a lot of features.

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    Default Re: HOY - Aviation Fuel Distribution Depot (Wick) Scotland

    I'm still looking at CANMORE images but nothing significant so far. As usual, I sidetracked onto this when looking at something else and feel compelled to follow-up!

    The subject of WW2 aviation fuel depots had a 'good run' on AiX a couple of years ago and we exposed a great deal but there are many loose ends. I am also looking at Port Ellen (Bowmore) depot and will put that up as a separate thread when I know more.

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    Default Re: HOY - Aviation Fuel Distribution Depot (Wick) Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    I'm still looking at CANMORE images but nothing significant so far. As usual, I sidetracked onto this when looking at something else and feel compelled to follow-up!

    The subject of WW2 aviation fuel depots had a 'good run' on AiX a couple of years ago and we exposed a great deal but there are many loose ends. I am also looking at Port Ellen (Bowmore) depot and will put that up as a separate thread when I know more.
    The tanks at Bowmore were just West of the "round church", now a housing estate but you can still see the footprint of each one tank I think.

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    Default Re: HOY - Aviation Fuel Distribution Depot (Wick) Scotland

    I put this in the other Hoy thread.

    That site is well known

    http://her.highland.gov.uk/SingleRes...x?uid=MHG30218

    They have classified as wrong type of "tank"!

    http://her.highland.gov.uk/SingleRes...x?uid=MHG36215

    http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site...y+hoy+station/

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    Default Re: HOY - Aviation Fuel Distribution Depot (Wick) Scotland

    All three links are 'broken' Martin.

    I did not get a reply from the Bowmore local council when I queried the location so put my 'marker' on exactly that point just west of the church.

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    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=18&oz=7&gt=1

    This could well be the former base of a C Tank reused as a turning point:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=bowmo...306.24,,0,6.21

    MODS: Would you move this Post and Posts 5 and 6 to a new thread under Aviation Fuel Depots - Bowmore please.

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    Default Re: HOY - Aviation Fuel Distribution Depot (Wick) Scotland

    There seems to be one to the left of the road in that first URL.

    Neil Owen's book on RAF Oban has a 1941 oblique of Bowmore. It is not very clear but I think one tank is just visible at the edge which could correspond to that one.

    The wartime film "Coastal Command" has a beautiful shot of a Sunderland flying directly over the round church and along the line of the main street, very low.

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    Default Re: Hoy

    Again I am confused. I recently posted 'Hoy' as an aviation fuel site having used the Search function and menu without seeing it covered although there was something in my mind.

    Now I think that we have two threads on the same thing.

    Is the Decontamination Building the mounded structure directly to the west of the level crossing here?

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=halki...,11.85,,0,5.31

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