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congratulations for the new find !
I honestly think you are a daring desert explorer,
will contact Tarek soon but im curious about the western borders will be important to know:
Any encounters or spotting smugglers or illegal migrations?
Best regards from Egypt
no I did not know about it, you know 8b is quite famous and I guess the new one was not known despite all the efforts to trace back this area history
Also for the Libyans, one possibility that this is the season for falconry, birds of Europe they escape the cold weather and immigrate to Africa around September, they are hunted by poor Bedouins then sold to rich Bedouins to play with! The hunters area used to be in the great sand sea close to clayton camp , maybe they are on the hunt for birds ! or that’s what I hope
Well done! On my 1943 US Army Map Service Libyan Desert sheet there are two airfields marked, Cleft-Hill and Garth-Hill, your find must be one of the two. Send me an email, from the position I will be able to tell which one.
From your photos I see that the Tourist Police have excelled themselves...
Edit: No need to email, have found it on Google Earth, stands out quite clearly if you know where to look
It is indeed Garth-Hill aerodrome, one of the many emergency landing grounds on the air route leading to Kufra (8 Bells was one of them). Seems to be quite a bit off the regular route to the Gilf...
Out of curiosity, how much time was wasted getting their car upright... ?
Regarding Garth Hill landing ground, I would be surprised if this name and the fact that the residence of Hubert Penderel (RAF officer, travel companion of Almasy and Bagnold) was in Garth, Pontardawe, Wales was pure coincidence...
Could I ask whether the US Army maps quote the Landing Ground No. (for example, LG.248) or a map reference for Garth Hill. I am trying to establish it's location with regard to some pre war RAF records.
Thank you, Tony
All the Landing Grounds are marked with blue crosses, and in SW Egypt all are named - e.g. Garth Hill, which clearly refers to the landing ground itself, not any topographical feature. The arrangement of the landing grounds clearly indicate that they were marked out in late 1932, when Penderel flew a number of reconnaissance missions across the Glf and down to Uweinat/Kissu (to support the Bagnold expedition).
In S.E. Libya some of the landing grounds are marked LG.nn, corresponding to the old Italian "Campo di Fortuna" numberings, going from 1-10 along the Gialo-Kufra-Uweinat route, while some others (e.g. "Kendall's", "Lazarus") clearly correspond to LRDG activities.
This is the oldest representation of a Figure-four dead fall rap I have seen.
Sorry, but that is a giraffe, even if a rather crude and partially eroded one. Can be anything from mid-Holocene to early historic, but the engravings in the Dakhla vicinity (as this one) are generally considered to be from late prehistory (4000-2000B.C.)
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