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Behind Enemy Lines - Rednal

Hidden : 11/27/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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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 Yellow alert level and is one of the caches needed to find the Orange level caches and contains the north co-ordinates for Behind Enemy Lines - Bratton. We've included a chart which sets out the series and can be used to track your progress round the series.

Welcome to RAF Rednal. Rednal was all about Spitfires in WW2 and was used as an initial training airfield for young pilots. The airfield opened in April 1942 when 61 Operational Training Unit moved up from Heston in Middlesex. At it's peak, RAF Rednal had 1600 service men and women based there. Accommodation was spread out around the local area and arrangements were made with the railway company for trains to stop near the airfield as it's remote location caused some transport problems otherwise. In July and August 1944, Rednal was used to fly in wounded direct from Normandy using DC-3 aircraft so they could be treated in the local hospitals. The airfield closed in June 1945.

Today, many of the wartime buildings still stand, including the old control tower (pictured above). The road between Rednal village and Haughton passes directly over the airfield and is best used for a browse around the site. Part of the airfield is still used for light aircraft from time to time. Other areas of the airfield host go-karting and paintball events.

The cache is to be found close to the airfield just beyond the start of a Public Footpath. Here is a map showing where the runways used to be.

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs vil pbirerq gerr, frr fcbvyre vs fghpx.

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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