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Behind Enemy Lines - Weston Park

Hidden : 11/23/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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North Co-ordinates
These can be found by collecting the numbers in the Yellow level cache Chetwynd.

West Co-ordinates
These can be found by collecting the numbers in the Yellow level cache Condover.

You are Heinz Beanz, a top secret German spy and your mission is to discover and report back on the British WW2 airfields of North Shropshire. As a spy, you will naturally be well versed in the recognition of British WW2 aircraft and have a smattering of morse code under your belt - you never know when you might need these skills!

To complete your mission, you will need to find a total of 13 caches, all near old WW2 airfields in North Shropshire. The caches are split between Yellow ("elevated"), Orange ("high") and Red ("severe") alert levels. The Yellow level caches give you the details needed to find the Orange level caches, which in turn give you the details to find the Red level final cache of the series.

This cache is on Orange alert level and is one of the caches needed to find the final cache in the series. We've included a chart which sets out the series and can be used to track your progress round the series.

Welcome to Weston Park airfield - one of Shropshire's smallest and most obscure airfields of WW2. During WW2, the airstrip was used as a satellite landing ground where aircraft would be hidden and stored, sometimes under the cover of the trees of the Weston Park estate. The airfield itself is outside the walls of the estate. Landing aircraft would be taken though a gap in the wall where a sliding gate on rollers was.

The airfield was opened in April 1942 - the main types seen here were Spitfires, but occasionally Welligtons from nearby RAF Cosford visited. From early 1944, the Royal Navy's blind flying school, based at RNAS Hinstock used the airfield, flying Airspeed Oxfords. The airfield closed in the summer of 1945 and returned to agriculture.

The co-ordinates are for the wall to the Weston Park estate at the north end of the airstrip. The runway has long since disappeared and all you can now see is crops in fields. At it's height, the few hangars that were on the airfield were actually painted to look like farmhouses with fake windows and doors. Here is a map showing where the runway used to be.

North Co-ordinates
These can be found by collecting the numbers in the Yellow level cache Chetwynd.

West Co-ordinates
These can be found by collecting the numbers in the Yellow level cache Condover.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

cbfg

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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