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    Hello everybody,

    My friend and colleague Ludovico Slongo is struggling with technical problems reaching the forum and has asked me to post the following question:

    "Dear all,
    I'm looking for whatever kind of info (in particular precise location) on the airstrip close to the oasis of Moghra in Egypt, that at least was operative during 1942.
    Would be it possible to search for some sort of document on this LG at the NA in Kew?
    Any piece of information would be highly appreciated.
    Ludovico Slongo."

    Best wishes/Håkan
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    Hi Hakan,

    unfortunately in Royal Air Force flying training and support units by Ray Sturtivant I was unable to find any connection of the oasis of Moghra with any LG...

    Pavel
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    Haken,
    Can't find any reference to this LG in the N/A lists.

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    Håkan

    I can't help Håkan other than to note there is definitely a list somewhere. I thought I'd seen a reference to it on this forum, but darned if I can find it. If my memory serves correctly someone was seeking the Lat/Long of a landing ground and one of the responders either posted a list of all landing grounds in North Africa, or posted a link as to where it was.

    Peter (Resmorah) remembers it as well but, like me, he didn't make a record of it.

    Not much help really, but it might trigger a memory from someone.

    Brian

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    I see you've already found it on another forum Håkan.

    If anyone is interested for future reference try http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/north_africa/

    Brian

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    Hello Met team,

    Off direct topic but I have this rather old computer that was probably designed and built by Babbage! Alas, I can not raise the 'maps' url you kindly suggested to Hakan. Please could you check to see where Fayhid/Fahyid (or similar spelling) is - all I know it was near the Nile in Egypt and at one time was used by the RAF, particularly by 76 Sqn Halifaxes during 1942. Thank you.

    Norman

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    Norman, don't keep doing this to me!!
    Fayid (the spelling that I was used to) is, indeed, in Egypt near the Nile (30.20N 32.16E - or near enough). Try Google Earth. If No Go then I'll try to email a GE pic.
    One upright, young, Nat Svc Met Airman arrived there in a York in 1955. The smell of diesel and sewage at approx 90 F that assailed you as you stepped off this aircraft in the middle of the night was something I shall never forget! Thence transported to the staging camp at El Hamra for onward movement to El Adem by Valetta was another unforgettable memory.
    I suspect that Elf 'n Safety would have had a field day!!
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    Hello everybody,

    Thanks for the kind help. As Brian points out I have also received some additional help on the TOCH forum.

    Best wishes/Håkan
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