26 January 2006, 11:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sussex by the Sea
On the French IGN map "2303 E" (Wormhout - Cassel), as in WWW.ign.fr
(1:25000), Ste Marie Cappel is in the bottom right corner of the map at lat 50.45.36 N, long 2.30.59 E. As far as I can tell the aerodrome was sited immediately to the southeast of the village in the fields marked "Hofland Dreve". See jpg attached.
If anyone knows otherwise I would be grateful for more accurate information as my grandfather, george Tester, flew from there with 20 squadron RFC in 1917, before being KIA 28.09.17.
Driver T2/10816 G Tester, born Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire: A.S.C. & Aerial Gunner 20 Squadron RFC - my maternal grandfather: Killed in aerial combat 28.09.1917: Pont du Hem Military Cemetery, France.
Able Seaman J McCullagh, born Co. Wicklow, Ireland: my Great Uncle: Killed in action, SS Mavisbrook, 17th May 1918.
Captain R A Sellwood, born London: 44th Bn C.E.F. - My paternal Grandfather - Survived
The Union Flag runs in my veins.