RCAF 409 Squadron

Today’s geocache was hidden back in 2012. It was about 60 metres from where I was petting-sitting on base this weekend. But because the backyard is fenced off, I had to find another way in; and it was a seemingly super long trek around because it was so darn cold. (I saw the extreme temperature warning this weekend on Lakleand Connect).

I needed motivation to get outside and I got it from another local geocacher; very thankful for the company and an insider’s look on how to get around the fence. We found ourselves walking down some streets on the base and then veering off onto a well used skidoo/quad trail. The walk got harder when we went into the woods; the snow was knee-deep in many places. You couldn’t see all the trees that were on the ground, but I definitely tripped or slipped on all of them; didn’t fall though. The hint for this cache was “spiced up camo”. I was looking too high to find it; but after a hint where the area was, I found it nestled quite comfortably in a different set of lower trees. It was surprisingly dry and easy to open. I signed the log and took the search and rescue pin that was inside (my mom collects pins).

This geocache is one in a series that celebrates the return of the Royal Canadian Air Force on August 12, 2011. The owner of this cache provided this history:

409 Night Fighter Squadron was created in England on 17 June 1941, and remained in England until 24 August 1944 when the unit moved to France. July 1945 saw the squadron disbanded in the Netherlands.

Found it Found it
06/26/2016

Tftc ☺

candysnelly

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8

Didn't find it Didn’t find it
03/04/2016

Gonna try again with a friend

here.now.gone

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16

Found it Found it
09/25/2015

Took a little while but found it. Didn’t sign, no pen

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Lebears&cubs

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464

Found it Found it
05/03/2015

gillie434

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Owner Maintenance Owner Maintenance
04/27/2015

2015 Spring check up – cache is good to go!

Jitty03

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490

Found it Found it
04/09/2015

dkchown

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39

Found it Found it
10/25/2014

Cache-Holders

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Found it Found it
10/16/2013

TFTC minions exchanged

NNVN

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3836

Found it Found it
09/30/2013

Nice afternoon for a walk. TFTH. SL.

daveke0023

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557

Found it Found it
05/30/2013

Found this one together with xynix, movecacher and wildlifeseeker. Thx!

Movecacher

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Found it Found it
05/30/2013

Picked it up with Xynix, Daveke0023, wildlifeseeker.
TFTC

Ringssss

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Found it Found it
08/06/2012

Found it. Logged it.

mapper2

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Found it Found it
07/31/2012

Strider and I are a couple of Cape Bretoners on a trip across Canada and caching as we go. Thanks for all the work that you and many other cachers have done to make our trip rememberable – TFTC

JKitsune

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32

Found it Found it
07/28/2012

Dropped glasses x 2
Stepped on glasses x 1
Figured out hint “ohh, teehee”
Found mosquitoes