Discussion in 'General' started by vespa100, Nov 27, 2013.
I found this at a local car boot sale and think it maybe from D-day?
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.
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.
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.
I have posted this before i am just seeing if anyone has any more information about it.
There is a full description of these in Annex F to the lecture precis on Beach Organisation delivered to the Staff Officers Course run by the Combined Training Centre Largs as part of Op Overlord preparations. You can down load this from the Carl reources Report on staff officers' courses held at Combined Training Centre, Largs : 30 Jul 43-18 Mar 44. :: World War II Operational Documents
You will find the lecture notes in part 5 1040.pdf
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D day beach markers
Gosh , I gave the same reply on that thread as well.
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