Help with War Diary date notation

Discussion in 'Unit History' started by Recce-Boxmeer, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Recce-Boxmeer

    Recce-Boxmeer Member

    Hello all!

    In War Diaries of 52nd Lowland Divison they use a date natation I don't understand.

    Examples:
    151200A
    161200A
    171200A
    181200A
    111415A
    141555A

    D/TOO is mentioned.

    my guess is:
    14 (day) 1555 (hours) A( AM? Afternoon?)

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,

    Guido
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Guido,

    You have the date-day format correct but the 'A' should the time zone which would be GMT+1 (GMT being Z, even in those days).

    D/TOO is date/time of origin - when the message was sent.
     
  3. Recce-Boxmeer

    Recce-Boxmeer Member

    Thanks for the confirmation and additional information! This helps a lot!
     

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