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Behind Enemy Lines - Peplow

Hidden : 10/27/2006
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 Hinstock

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

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 RAF Peplow. RAF Peplow was a big bomber training base in WW2 and was used to train crews before they were moved on to operational squadrons spearheading the Bomber Command offensive. It was never a front line base, but from time to time was used for propoganda leaflet dropping missions, usually over occupied France. The main occupants of the airfield were 83 OTU with the main aircraft used being the Wellington bomber, although other types such as the Hurricane were seen too. In October 1944, glider training started on Horsa gliders and using Albermarle tugs.

Wartime pilots who used the airfield will tell you that much amusement was had when they were walking down the local lanes and spotted groups of sailors. They wondered what sailors would be doing in land-locked Shropshire. They were, of course from nearby RNAS Hinstock, where Navy pilots were taught instrument flying.

The co-ordinates are for the area of the airfield with the most remnants of WW2. Here you will see several old hangars and some derelict station buildings. All the old runways have long since been dug up, but it's still possible to see where they used to be as several Public Footpaths cross the old airfield site. Here is a map showing where the runways used to be.

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

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

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre pragre bs fgbar gebhtu, oruvaq greenpbggn. lbh qba'g arrq gb tb vagb gur svryq gb ergevrir vg.

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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