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Travel Bug Dog Tag 156 Lancaster

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Eastern England, United Kingdom
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In the hands of rpcache543.

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Current Goal

This Avro Lancaster travel bug would like to visit the other Bomber Command WW2 airfields of the East of England in memory of those aircrew who did not return.  The airfields are listed below. If it could get to the caches nearest to the listed airfields that would be great.  Even better if the Lancaster could be photographed at a landmark or memorial plaque on or close to each airfield or at the appropriate nearest village sign.
On completion of it’s tour it would like to make it’s way back to Warboys airfield (156 Pathfinder cache) from where it started.
Thank you 
Locations highlighted in bold print have now been visited.
Alconbury, Cambs 52:22:23N  00:13:45W
Attlebridge  Norfolk   52:41:30N  01:06:45E
Balderton, Notts 53:02:11N 00:47:09W
Bardney, Lincs 53:13:30N  00:17:30W
Binbrook. Lincs 53:26:45N  00:12:00W
Blyton, Lincs 53:27:15N  00:41:30W
Bodney Norfolk 52:33:38N  00:42:45E
Bottesford, Lincs  52:58:00N 00:46:45W
Bourn, Cambs 52:12:45N  00:02:15W
Breighton, E Yorks 53:48:15N  00:54:30W
Burn, Near Selby  N.Yorks 53:44:53N 01:05:02W
ChedburghSuffolk 52:10:53N  00:37:15E   
Coningsby, Lincs 53:05:30N  00:10:15W
Cottesmore,Rutland  52:44:8N  00:38:56W
Croft (Neasham) N Yorks 54:27:15N  01:33:45W
Dalton on Tees N. Yorks 54:10:30N  01:21:30W  
Dishforth N Yorks 54:08:15N  01:25:00W
Downham Market, Norfolk 52:36:30N  00:24:30E
DriffieldE. Yorks 53:59:45N  00:28:15W
Dunholme Lodge. Lincs 53:17:30N  00:30:15W
East Kirkby, Lincs 53:08:24N  00:00:15E  (now Lincolnshire Aviation Museum)
East Moor, N Yorks 54:04:00N  01:05:00W
East Wretham, Norfolk 52:28:08N  00:48:15E
Elsham Wolds, Lincs 53:36:30N  00:15:15W
Elvington,  E. Yorks 53:55:30N  00:58:30W (now Yorkshire Air Museum)
Faldingworth, Lincs 53:21:15N  00:26:30W 
Feltwell, Norfolk 52:28:45N  00:31:00E
Finningley S. Yorks 53:29:00N  01:00:15W ,(now Robin Hood Airport)
Fiskerton, Lincs 53:14:30N  00:25:45W
Foulsham, Norfolk 52:48:00N  01:00:30E
Fulbeck, Lincs OS ref: TF049301
Full Sutton, E. Yorks 53:58:45N  00:52:00W
Gransden Lodge, Beds 52:10:45N  00:07:00W
Graveley, Cambs 52:15:45N  00:11:00W
Great Massingham, Norfolk 52:46:53N  00:40:45E
Grimsby, (Waltham) Lincs 53:30:15N  00:04:23W
Hemswell, Lincs 53:24:08N  00:34:53W

RAF High Wycombe, Walters Ash (Bomber Command HQ) 51.40.53N 000.48.07W 

Holme-on-Spalding Moor, E Yorks 53:48:23N  00:44:23W
Honnington , Suffolk 52:20:33N  00:46:23W
Horsham St Faith, Norfolk 52:40:23N  01:17:00E 

Huntingdon (Pathfinder Force HQ, Castle Hill House) 52.32.83N 00.18.09W

Ingham, (Cammeringham) Lincs 53:20:28N  00:33:18W
Kelstern, Lincs 53:24:32N  00:06:00W
Kirmington, Lincs 53:34:45N  00:20:45W
Lakenheath, Suffolk 52:24:15N  00:33:15E
Langar, Notts 52:53:30N 00:54:07W
Leconfield, E Yorks 53:52:45N  00:26:00W
Leeming, N. Yorks 54:18:00N  01:32:00W
LindholmeS. Yorks 53:33:00N  00:58:00W

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About This Item

156 Lancaster

This travel bug is in memory of the 156 Pathfinder Squadron British & Commonwealth aircrew who did not survive the war.
Young men such as Flight Sergeant Gordon William Fordyce, from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, a pilot of the Royal Canadian Airforce who flew a total of 24 missions, first with 12 Squadron, and from 23/10/43 with 156 Pathfinder Squadron. He was killed on Tuesday 23rd November 1943 when returning from his mission, having taken off at 5.36pm from RAF Warboys, near Huntingdon. His Lancaster, JB293, almost made it back to Warboys crashing near Manor Farm, Harpley, Norfolk. Four of his crew survived the crash. He was 23 years old. He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery, a young man a long way from home. One of  55573 Bomber Command aircrew who did not survive the war.

Mission continued:

Linton on Ouse N. Yorks 54:02:15N  01:15:00W
Lissett, E. Yorks 54:00:15N  00:16:30W
Little Snoring, Norfolk 52:51:38N  00:54:45E
Little Staughton, Beds 52:14:27N  00:21:45W (Control Tower is now a listed building)
Ludford Magna, Lincs 53:22:30N  00:11:30W
Marham, Norfolk 52:39:08N  00:33:00E
Melbourne, E. Yorks
Mepal, Cambs 52:23:38N  00:07:30E
Metheringham, Lincs 53:08:00N  00:20:45W
Methwold, Norfolk 52:30:45N  00:33:00E
Middleton St George, Co Durham 54:30:45N  01:25:30W (now Tees Valley Int Airport)     
Mildenhall, Suffolk 52:21:45N  00:28:45E
Newmarket, Suffolk 52:14:30N  00:22:00E  
Newton, Notts 52:57:38N  00:59:15W 
North Creake, Norfolk 52:54:38N  00:49:15E
North Killingholme, Lincs 53:38:15N  00:17:15W
North Luffenham, Rutland 52:37:53N  00:36:15W
Oakington, Cambs 52:16:08N  00:04:00E
Oulton, Norfolk 52:48:00N  01:11:00E
Pocklington, E. Yorks  53:55:45N  00:48:00W
Polebrook, Northants 52:27:57N  00:23:30W
Ridgewell, Essex 52:02:38N  00:33:30E 
Rufforth,  W. Yorks 53:56:45N  01:11:00W
Scampton, Lincs  53:18:15N  00:33:00W
Sculthorpe, Norfolk 52:50:49N  00:45:28E
Skellingthorpe, Lincs 53:12:45N  00:36:00W
Skipton on Swale, N. Yorks 54:13:30N  01:25:45W
Snaith, E. Yorks 53:40:53N  01:05:00W
Spilsby, Lincs OS ref: TF450645
Stradishall, Suffolk, 52:08:00N  00:30:45E
Strubby, nr Mablethorpe Lincs OS ref: TF450810
Swannington, Lincs 52:44:32.9″N 1:10: 28.12″E
Swanton Morley, Norfolk 52:43:38N  00:58:00E
Swinderby, Lincs 53:08:45N  00:40:30W
Syerston,. Notts 53:01:15N  00:54:45W
Tempsford,  Beds 52:09:30N  00:15:45W
TholthorpeN. Yorks 54:06:15N  01:15:30W
TopcliffeN. Yorks 54:12:30N  01:23:00W
Tuddenham, Suffolk 52:18:45N  00:34:30E
Upwood, Cambs,  52:26:15N  00:08:00W
Waddington, Lincs 52:26:15N  00:08:00W 
Warboys, Cambs 52:23:38N  00:05:45W
Waterbeach, Cambs 52:16:45N  00:11:00E
Wattisham, Suffolk 52:07:30N  00:57:30E 
Watton, Norfolk 52:33:53N  00:51:45E
West Raynham , Norfolk 52:47:00N  00:40:30E
Wickenby, Lincs 53:18:45N  00:21:00W   (museum on site in control tower)
Wigsley, Notts 53:13:00N  00:43:30W
Witchford, Cambs 52:22:45N  00:14:00E (museum on site)
Woodhall Spa, Lincs 53:08:00N  00:11:30W
Woolfox Lodge, Rutland 52:42:30N  00:34:30W
Wratting Common, Cambs 52:07:38N  00:24:00E
Wyton, Cambs 52:21:23N  00:06:53W
Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park, London 51:30:12N 00:8:56W


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Retrieve It from a Cache 03/28/2021 rpcache543 retrieved it from A beautiful mess 🌳 Yorkshire, United Kingdom   Visit Log

Found just before geocache went down!

Dropped Off 01/28/2021 The Grumpy Gnome placed it in A beautiful mess 🌳 Yorkshire, United Kingdom   Visit Log

Time for a new pilot. Safe journey.

Visited 01/26/2021 The Grumpy Gnome took it to A beautiful mess 🌳 Yorkshire, United Kingdom - 15.36 miles  Visit Log

Visited today, low flying sortie around Market Weighton.

Visited 01/12/2021 The Grumpy Gnome took it to A Sign Of The Times? Yorkshire, United Kingdom - 16.17 miles  Visit Log

Flying around Market Weighton today
Weather good, visibility excellent.

Visited 12/31/2020 The Grumpy Gnome took it to I'm a little crayfish, nip, nip, nip Yorkshire, United Kingdom - 14.15 miles  Visit Log

Last visit of 2020

Visited 09/06/2020 The Grumpy Gnome took it to Breakwater Eastern England, United Kingdom - 126.7 miles  Visit Log

Took the Lancaster down to Norfolk to see some of the old airfields down this way.

Visited 08/17/2020 The Grumpy Gnome took it to Geocad44 Yorkshire, United Kingdom - .14 miles  Visit Log

Just passing by

Visited 08/17/2020 The Grumpy Gnome took it to Geocad43 Yorkshire, United Kingdom - 151.21 miles  Visit Log

Visited whilst "flying" around East Yorkshire.

Write note 08/10/2020 The Grumpy Gnome posted a note for it   Visit Log

Took the TB home to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.
Visited the old airfield round the corner.

Retrieve It from a Cache 08/10/2020 The Grumpy Gnome retrieved it from A 'Fechan TB Hotel Southern Scotland, United Kingdom   Visit Log

Found on my way home from touring Scotland.
Taking it home to East Yorkshire to visit some airfields.

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