UK embarkation and Normandy map reference 1944

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  1. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    A bit of help please.

    I am looking at a war diary for June 1944. The RASC 36 Army Transport Coy prepared to embark from marshalling area T2A at Royal Albert Docks Dulwich. They embarked from area T2 on 13 June arriving of beaches Normandy on 15 June. Before embarkation they were split in to three groups MTS\5 64, MTS\5 66 and LTS 43. Can anyone please tell me more about these types of groupings and what convoy/ships sailed on 13 June.

    Also the landing location is not specified but they seem to have been located a few days later at a place called Esqauy Sur Seulles and a map reference 835792 (from sheet 7 F\1). Again could anyone please shed light on where this would be.

    Many thanks Brian
     
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

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  3. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Unfortunately, I can't find the website on the links page which could convert this map reference.
     
  4. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Thanks Lesley. That's what I was looking for.
     
  5. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    You are very welcome :biggrin:
     
  6. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake The Mayor of London's latest dress code

    Or find an old gridded map
     

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  7. Uncle Jack

    Uncle Jack Member

    That website is a great resource .. takes a while to read and understand the system using their other pages .. then works well provided one gets to the right part of the country .. we're now following the route of my father in law and the 4th Durham Survey regiment almost day by day ...

    Robin
     
  8. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Hi Thank you for this information on map references and location - very much appreciated. The map reference converter will be very useful as I too have other references to track. Thank you Brian
     
  9. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hi Brian
    It is a very useful tool and easy to use (when I finally managed to find out how to use it :wink:)
     
  10. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Yes very good for Europe - perhaps not the best place to ask about North Africa but do you know if there is anything similar available for that area? Cheers Brian
     
  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    I'm sorry Brian I cannot help you with that.
    Any other members know?

    Lesley
     
  12. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    I was just about to ask the same question! Will be looking into it and will start a new thread if I come up eith anything.
     
  13. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    What a dope!

    The first part of my question is of course rubbish with references to Dulwich - taking the sparse war diary entries at face value.

    Royal Albert Docks London of course and I now learn the LTS reference is LST referring Landing Ship, tank. Not sure what the number refers to.

    However any information on the reference to MTS and convoy sailings would be appreciated.

    Hanging my head in shame, Brian
     
  14. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    It can't be LST 43, as this was sunk in the Pacific Theatre in May 1944.
     
  15. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Map of the T Marshalling Camps. T2 is west of the Blackwall Tunnel and on the Isle of Dogs, where the Royal Albert Docks were located.

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  16. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    ramacal

    Thank you for this very interesting map which fills a gap in my knowledge. I have checked the war diary again and the entry is LST 43. Not the first time they have confused me (or the last) I will do some more digging.

    Thank you Brian
     

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