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War Memorial # 433 - Skipton on Swale

A cache by Mule84 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/23/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


This War Memorial cache is to comemorate the the crew of squadron 433 Halifax and the civilian who gave their lives in WW11 when a 433 Squadron Halifax crash landed in this village centre on it's return to RAF Skipton. The plaque comemorates these heros's.
The airfield opened in autumn 1942, becoming operational in May 1943. Skipton-on-Swale was originally a 4 Group facility and first hosted 420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF, which moved to RAF Middleton St. George in October 1942.
Skipton was assigned to No. 6 Group, Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF in January 1943. RCAF squadrons stationed here included 424 Squadron, 432 Squadron which moved to RAF East Moor in September 1943, and 433 Squadron. Both squadrons flew the Halifax bomber until replaced by the Lancaster in January 1945. 424 Squadron lost 52 aircraft and 433 Squadron lost 38 aircraft Nos. 424 and 433 Squadrons were disbanded in October 1945. After this the airfield was closed.
The station was not used again and has since reverted largely to farmland.
To find this multi cache you need to look at the plaque and across the top are the four squadrons that flew from Skipton, use these numbers to calculate the co-ords for the final location.

N54 12.ABC W001 26.DEF

A = 7th + 8th number, B = 8th + 9th number, C = 1st - 12th number,
D = 6th number, E = 1st + 6th number, F = 7th + 8th +9th number.

Check sum = 34

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The series is dedicated to those who fought for their country. "We will remember them!”

If anyone would like to place a War Memorial Cache of your own then please do so. We would ask if you do so please contact Just-us-Two through their profile page or justustwo1013@gmail.com&lt;/font>
so they can keep track of the numbers
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****PHYSICAL CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON THE ACTUAL MEMORIAL OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH MEMORIALS. AT ALL TIMES TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT. ****

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zvpeb oruvaq 6 nsgre gur Tebhc

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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