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    Probably a very long shot, but does anyone know of a map showing the layout of Vaagar (Vágar) airfield in the Faeroe Islands during WW2? I know where the runway was as it is still used, but it is the buildings that interest me. From met sources I know they were concentrated at the eastern end of the runway on the head of the Sřrvágsvatn (approx 62ş 04' 20" N, 07ş 15' W on Google Earth), a fresh-water lake used as a seaplane base.

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    I have no knowledge of such a map, but there are a number of NA references in AIR 15 and AIR 20 for the air defences on the Faro Islands that may included a map of the airfield.

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    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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    Thank you Mikkel. I have a list of visibility points which feature the distances/approximate bearings of certain buildings (Signals hut/Operations/Wireless mast and Squadron office) from the met office, so I should be able to construct something myself, but that's not as good as the real thing. I guess a visit to Kew looks to be on the cards.

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