D day beach markers

Discussion in 'General' started by vespa100, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    I found this at a local car boot sale and think it maybe from D-day?

  2. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    An interesting find. It is not D Day Normandy but is very similar. The basic system was certainly the same. The coloured beach boundary markers in Normandy were red, white and green rather than red, amber and green. The exit markers are particularly interesting. I have seen the triangular ones in photos and even posted one a couple of weeks ago. The diamond markers are new to me. The flags were also used in Normandy.

    Anyway thank you for sharing it.

  3. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    Hi Mike it looked interesting to me and for 50p I could not leave it, in the top corner it looks like it says sgt ___. Thanks for the info.
  4. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake The Mayor of London's latest dress code

    This looks like a post war system developed from the system used in 1944. The beach markings in 1944 can be found in the report on the LARGS combined Operations staff officers course. Appendix F to the lecture on beach organisations contains the description of beach signs.
  5. vespa100

    vespa100 Member

    I have posted this before i am just seeing if anyone has any more information about it. JPEG_20191102_103300_7127813930983602969-1824x1368-1280x960.png
  6. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake The Mayor of London's latest dress code

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    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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  8. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake The Mayor of London's latest dress code

    Gosh , I gave the same reply on that thread as well.
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    Threads merged.
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