Assembly & Transit Maps - Overlord

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  1. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Whilst continually looking for maps and files at the National Archives, to identify where my Dad's unit was based prior to departure to Normandy in Mid June 1944, I found this map and located which area they were based. He would have been located at the east edge of HD1 concentration area, which if I am correct, was where HQ 1 Corps was also located.

    It may also be of interest to those whose relatives were based in Southern England. The map covers the period February to may 1944.

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  2. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

  3. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

  4. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    If you have a war diary which refers to Marshalling Areas A, B, C, D, & K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R , S & T, then maps in this thread will show you where they were.
     
  5. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    A very nice find. There wasn't a matching one for South-Eastern Command, was there?
     
  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I'm not sure Andrew, as I was not looking for one.:)

    Here is a link to a map of the T Marshalling Camps in the East London Area. Posted it before on the Forum, but can't find it.

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  7. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Half a job, eh? The other trace is spot on, though. Cheers.
     
  8. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Ones for the S Marshalling camps close by to the T Marshalling camps.

    Would these be under the South East Command I wonder.

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  9. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    It was great finding all of these maps, as I was able to identify the HD1 concentration area where my Dad was based from December 1943 to June 1944, then the S & T Marshalling Camps where his Regt departed from (Tilbury). Hopefully these will prove to be of use to a lot of other people doing similar research.:)
     
  10. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Ones for the S Marshalling camps close by to the T Marshalling camps.

    Would these be under the South East Command I wonder.

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    Rob

    My Grandad was based at Upton Park or the Boleyn Ground, whichever you want to call it where West Ham play. Is it shown on the maps for the South East? I can't spot it on the scan.
     
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  11. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Jonathan

    The concentration areas are not shown on these maps, but his location was close to T7 Marshalling camp if that's any help.

    It's only taken me 8 years to track down the info I finally wanted, so I understand your frustration.

    ( I digress, but I just need to find exactly where they landed in Normandy. S Beach Masefield Assembly Sector. Relieved 4 Canadian LAA at bridges at Colombiers & Reviers. Suggests they may have come in over Juno Beach as opposed to Sword Beach).

    Rob
     
  12. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    For Jonathan as promised.

    Not good quality, but this map showed an HQ, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 areas. 1 was Snaresbrook (around Hollow Ponds), HQ, 2, 3, 4 & 5 were just North of the Royal Victoria & Albert Docks.

    4 is a stadium below the word West Ham. Still there today on Google Earth satellite imagary and looks like a athletics venue. Not the Olympic Stadium I hasten to add.

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  13. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the maps. 5th Camerons (Dads lot, D+1 Party) went to the Common Snaresbrook 0n May 16th. '44. 27th May they moved to Camp 'T7' where they finally left for embarkation at Tilbury.
     
  14. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Hi,
    For a long time, pre and post war, West Ham Stadium was a speedway track . It has also been used for other sports at various times.


    Regards


    Danny
     
  15. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Bloody interesting...Thanks for taking the time to share em.
     
  16. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Rob

    Thanks for remembering and taking the time and trouble to find and post these maps. They add yet more detail to where my Grandad was and what he experienced.

    Cheers

    Jonathan
     
  17. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    4 is a stadium below the word West Ham. Still there today on Google Earth satellite imagary and looks like a athletics venue. Not the Olympic Stadium I hasten to add.

    The current stadium is the wrong side of the A13 - T4 was a greyhound stadium:

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  18. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

  19. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    It's something I've been meaning to resolve for a while as elements of 7 Armd Div also passed through there.
     
  20. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    The current stadium is the wrong side of the A13 - T4 was a greyhound stadium:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=66160&stc=1&d=1320442098

    Nottingham Avenue used to be Stadium Road.

    Thanks Andrew, Nice to know the exact location where my old man was before they embarked.

    Next step, to find some photos of the old greyhound stadium.

    Cheers - Rob

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