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RAF Hooton Park in 1945

RAF Hooton Park in 1945

RAF Hooton Park, on the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, was a Royal Air Force station originally built for the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 as a training aerodrome for pilots in World War I. During the early/mid-1930s, it was one of the two airfields (with Liverpool Speke) handling scheduled services for the Merseyside region. Hooton Park was home to No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron and, post Wor...
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RAF in Poulton in 1945

RAF in Poulton in 1945

RAF Poulton is a former Royal Air Force station located near Poulton, Cheshire and was operational from 1 March 1943 until 1945. It was used as an Operational Training Unit (OTU) and Tactical Exercise Unit (TEU) for Hawker Hurricanes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Poulton
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RAF Calveley in 1945

RAF Calveley in 1945

RAF Calveley is a former RAF station located near Nantwich in Cheshire.

In December 1940, it was decided to build an airfield near the village of Wardle, Cheshire, north-west of Nantwich, as one of a number of airfields intended to boost the fighter defence of Merseyside. The airfield was built by Peter Lind Ltd in 1941–1942, and had three concrete runways of between 1,100 yards ...
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RAF Cranage in 1945

RAF Cranage in 1945

RAF Cranage was a Royal Air Force station during the Second World War. It was located just to the North of Middlewich, Cheshire, England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Cranage
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Hawker plane factory at Langley Airfield in 1945

Hawker plane factory at Langley Airfield in 1945

The Hawker Aircraft Company bought Parlaunt Farm at Langley in 1938 and built a major factory and airfield there. Well over 8,000 military aircraft were manufactured at the site especially the Hurricane during World War II and also the Tempest and Sea Fury. The final Hurricane built (a MkIIC serialled PZ865, which still flies today with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) was completed here ...
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RAF Stoke Orchard in 1945

RAF Stoke Orchard in 1945

RAF Stoke Orchard was a Royal Air Force station near the village of Stoke Orchard, north west of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire during World War II.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Stoke_Orchard
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Joyce Green Hospital at Dartfort in 1940

Joyce Green Hospital at Dartfort in 1940

Joyce Green Hospital was a hospital near Dartford, Kent, England. Opened in 1903 as an isolation hospital, it latter years it was a training hospital. The hospital was closed in 2000 and the buildings were demolished.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Green_Hospital
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RAF Gravesend in 1940

RAF Gravesend in 1940

Gravesend Airport, located 5.0 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Gravesend town centre, Kent and 7.0 miles (11.3 km) west of Gillingham, Kent. It was operated from 1932 until 1956.[1] It was initially a civil airfield, and became a Royal Air Force station known as RAF Gravesend during the Second World War, when it was under the control of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. It was the ...
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POW Stanhope Camp at Ashford in 1940

POW Stanhope Camp at Ashford in 1940

One of hundreds of POW camps for German soldiers built from 1940 on in the UK.
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RAF Woodchurch in 1940

RAF Woodchurch in 1940

RAF Station Woodchurch is a former World War II airfield in Kent, England. The airfield is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Ashford; about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of London.

Opened in 1943, Woodchurch was a prototype for the type of temporary Advanced Landing Ground type airfield which would be built in France after D-Day, when the need advanced landing fields wo...
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RAF Staplehurst in 1940

RAF Staplehurst in 1940

RAF Staplehurst is a former World War II airfield in Kent, England. The airfield is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Staplehurst; about 38 miles (61 km) southeast of London.

Opened in 1943, Staplehurst was a prototype for temporary Advanced Landing Grounds built in France after D-Day, and as the Allied forces moved east across France and Germany. It was used by ...
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RAF Penshurst in 1940

RAF Penshurst in 1940

Penshurst Airfield was an airfield in operation between 1916–36 and 1940–46. Initially a military airfield, after the First World War it was used as an alternate destination to Croydon Airport, with some civil flying taking place. The airfield closed following the crash of a Flying Flea at an air display in 1936, and was converted to a polo ground.

It re-opened during the Second ...
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Ramsgate Airport - RAF Ramsgate 1940

Ramsgate Airport - RAF Ramsgate 1940

Ramsgate Airport was a civil airfield at Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom which opened in July 1935. It was briefly taken over by the Royal Air Force in the Second World War, becoming RAF Ramsgate. The airfield was then closed and obstructed to prevent its use. It reopened in 1953 and served until final closure in 1968. The site has now been redeveloped as an industrial estate.

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RAF Hawkinge 1940

RAF Hawkinge 1940

Royal Air Force Station Hawkinge or more simply RAF Hawkinge is a former Royal Air Force station located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) north of Folkestone, Kent and 7.1 miles (11.4 km) west of Dover, Kent. The airfield was used by both the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force during its lifetime and was involved during the Battle of Britain as well other important aerial battles during the Second Wo...
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RNAS Capel airship hangar 1940

RNAS Capel airship hangar 1940

Royal Naval Air Station Capel (later Royal Air Force Station Folkestone) was a First World War airship station near Folkestone, Kent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNAS_Capel
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RAF Detling 1940

RAF Detling 1940

RAF Detling was a station of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) in World War I and the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Second World War. Situated 600 feet above sea level, it is located near Detling, a village about three miles north-east of Maidstone, Kent.

RNAS Detling was used jointly by the Navy and Air Force between 1916 and 1919, and Fleet Air Arm aircraft also shared some fac...
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RAF High Halden 1940

RAF High Halden 1940

RAF High Halden is a former Royal Air Force Advanced Landing Ground in Kent, England. The airfield is located approximately 8 miles (13 km) west-southwest of Ashford; about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of London.

Opened in 1944, Ashford was a prototype for the type of temporary Advanced Landing Ground type airfield which would be built in France after D-Day, when the need advanced ...
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RAF Headcorn 1940

RAF Headcorn 1940

RAF Headcorn was a World War II airfield in Kent, England. The airfield was located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east-northeast of Headcorn; about 38 miles (61 km) southeast of London

Opened in 1943, Headcorn was a prototype for the temporary Advanced Landing Ground airfields to be built in France after D-Day, when the need for advanced landing fields became urgent as the Allie...
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RAF Lympne 1940

RAF Lympne 1940

RAF Lympne /ˈlɪm/ was a Royal Air Force station used during the First and Second World Wars. It opened in 1916 by the Royal Flying Corps as an acceptance point for aircraft being delivered to, and returned from, France. It was later designated as a First Class Landing Ground. In 1919, the airfield was turned over to civil use as Lympne Airport, serving until 1939 when it was requisiti...
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RAF Swingfield 1940

RAF Swingfield 1940

RAF Swingfield is a former Royal Air Force station located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north west of Dover, Kent and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Aylesham, Kent. The airfield was operational between February 1917 and 28 April 1945.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Swingfield
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The Real Austhwaite

The Real Austhwaite

An experiment using Google Earth to store and categorise all historical information related to the community of Austhwaite, Cumbria, UK, in the period 1605 to 1716 (including an introduction designed to encourage practice with the various Google Earth features used).
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Nike Headquarters in 1990

Nike Headquarters in 1990

This image shows how far Nike World Headquarters has come in the last 20 years.
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Setup of stage of Sofia Rocks 2013

Setup of stage of Sofia Rocks 2013

On July 26. 2013 Sofia Rocks took place at Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia.

Following band performed: Rammstein, Bullet for my valentine, Enslaved, Dorrn and Hämatom.

At this concert event German band Rammstein gave a new pyro-show.

http://www.sofiarocks.bg/en/
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Tahrir Square protests

Tahrir Square protests

In 2011 and onwards the Tahrir Square in Cairo was the major site of the revolution against President Mubarak and successor Morsi.
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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Not sure when this imagery was added, but you can see the oil spill (imagery date May 7th, 2010) via timeslider in Google Earth.
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