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Behind Enemy Lines - Chetwnyd

Hidden : 11/25/2006
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


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 - Weston Park. We've included a chart which sets out the series and can be used to track your progress round the series.

Welcome to Chetwynd. The grass airfield was created in September 1941 as a relief landing ground to RAF Tern Hill and became very busy with training pilots during the war. The main aircraft used for the training was the Miles Magister, but ocassionally Hurricanes could be seen. The airfield was also used for night flying, with the runways being marked out with a "sodium flarepath".

Today, Chetwynd is still used as an active airfield, mainly seeing helicopter training flights from nearby RAF Shawbury. Sometimes, larger aircraft are known to visit - one in particular stands in the memory of locals: an RAF Hercules 4 engined troop carrier got bogged down on the grass field in August 1999 and had to wait 5 days for the ground to dry out sufficiently for it to take off again.

As the airfield is still active, the cache is placed away from the airfield down a Public Footpath which used to be part of a Roman road. Here is a map showing where the runways used to be.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

fghzcrq

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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