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WW1 Royal Naval Air Station (Newhaven) Mystery Cache

Hidden : 08/04/2014
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a 35mm film pot placed near ground level.

In Memorium:
This cache is dedicated to Sergeant Pilot Henry Ross Alderton.

Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Newhaven:
I was at the Sussex Military History Society's Study Day, held annually, at Newhaven Fort on Saturday 24 May 2014 and saw five excellent talks & presentations on WW1 topics; the theme for this year.
One of the presenters, Kevin Gordon, included an aerial photograph of the WW1 Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) at Newhaven.

I have always intended to place a cache here but needed an easy reference point on which to base it.
The attached aerial photo, as shown at the presentation, fits that requirement.

Finding the cache:
To find the cache you need to:
- examine the WW1 RNAS Newhaven photo and find the tall aerial mast;
- establish where the base of the mast is in relation to the rest of the site;
- go to the base of where the mast used to be and count how many metal loops remain there;
-- let the number of loops equal L;
- then search for the cache at:
-- N 50 47. (L-4) (L) (L+2);
-- E 000 03. (L+2) (L+3) (L+2).

You may also wish to look for the Eric Ravilious Coastal Defences (Seaford Bay) cache while you are in the area.

Sergeant Pilot Henry Ross Alderton:
I copied the WW1 RNAS Newhaven sea plane site photo from the web site that commemorates Henry Ross Alderson, here: (visit link)

East Sussex WW1 website:
There is also a very good WW1 RNAS Newhaven story here: (visit link)

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