65 Medium Regiment. D Day.

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  1. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    My map is different to Danny's.

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    Mike

    Information as at 19 May 1944.

    Dotted road from Colleville marked as 8 foot wide.
     

    Attached Files:

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  2. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Mike,

    The dotted lines being open roads make sense. The current road , Rue De La Mer, is still much of an open road these days and follows more or less the line on you map.

    Thanks for the definitions of the various parts of the western area.

    John
     
  3. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Pity your latest map isn't just 2/3 inches higher as it would then pull in all of the 65Med area. As it is it has a good half of it with some very good deatail.
    John
     
  4. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Sorry meant to ask, what are the 'hockey stick' symbols for?
    John
     
  5. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    I believe the hockey sticks show obstacles to prevent glider landings. I will check. They have been added by hand and are not shown on the key, Much of 65 Medium's assigned area seems to be flooded.

    Mike
     
  6. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    John,
    I can't offer anything more to both Mike and Danny's excellent images. But when you mentioned 1571 coy, I know they became attached to 319 coy RASC at that time.
    I had a look into 319 coys diary to see if there was anything relevant to your research. Don't know if this helps or not, but I uploaded
    a few of the pages anyway. click on the image to enlarge.
    Graham. 319a.jpg 319b.jpg
     
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  7. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Mike
    I think i may have jumped in too quick and the last map you sent probably covers 90% of area occupied by 65M.
    I did view some of this northern area when visiting and it looked partially swamp land and has a number of large ponds in the region.
    Seems a strange area to choose to fix batteries but it may have been the best they had at the time to support 6th Air Borne and other units,
    John
     
  8. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Graham,
    Thanks for your help so far, very much appreciated.I will look at the WD'S later this evening.
    John
     
  9. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    John,

    If you could see the huge number and variety of facilities that were crammed into the area between the beach and the main lateral road you would wonder how a medium regiment was squeezed in at all.

    Mike
     
  10. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Graham,
    Thanks for the 319 WD'S the content shows the connections between the various units and increases my understanding of the interactions between them.

    John
     
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  11. middy

    middy Junior Member

    Mike, Danny, Graham

    I have copied the 65M map location onto a Google Earth View, identifying the grid with markers.I now had an exact area to concentrate on.

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