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    Hi

    I have just come across some information regarding my villages Home Guard and I was wondering if anyone could help me with some map references?

    On the General Alarm being sounded all men will go at once with arms and ammunition to the Battle Posts to
    which they have been detailed. All others must report immediately to St Georges Club. The seven Battle Posts
    selected, more or less form a perimeter round the village of Benenden.

    Sheet 126
    No 1 Goddards Green 255 530 P. Leney
    No 2 Colebarn 275 524 Clegg
    No 3 Pullington 255 510 Barham
    No 4 Dingleden 254 496 Blandford
    No 5 Iden Green 239 498 G. Harden
    No 6 Scullsgate 230 511 Syer
    No 7 Mounts 234 521 Rennnie

    Im guessing that Sheet 126 is to do with a map, if so which?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Cameron

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    I would guess it is the old OS map number, as sheet 126 is now in N Devon, but the old ones might have been different
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The ordnance survey 1940 wartime map sheet 126 is of Kent, so that may be the one.

    Andy

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    Quote by aj4010 View Post
    The ordnance survey 1940 wartime map sheet 126 is of Kent, so that may be the one.

    Andy

    Edit:

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    ordnance survey 1940 wartime map sheet 126 weald of kent | eBay
    Hi

    Thank you Andy!

    Cameron

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    I would guess it is the old OS map number, as sheet 126 is now in N Devon, but the old ones might have been different
    Hi

    Thank you Jerry.

    Cameron

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    Hi Cameron,

    those co-ordinates are for the British Cassini Grid in use at the time. Use this modern converter:
    The "Coordinates Translator"
    Enter Wr and then the grid ref you want to convert. Eg - Wr255530
    This will show you, on google maps, where the coordinate is. It's a great tool I have used for cross referencing many military maps.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Quote by thorne83 View Post
    Hi Cameron,

    those co-ordinates are for the British Cassini Grid in use at the time. Use this modern converter:
    The "Coordinates Translator"
    Enter Wr and then the grid ref you want to convert. Eg - Wr255530
    This will show you, on google maps, where the coordinate is. It's a great tool I have used for cross referencing many military maps.

    Cheers, Tom
    Hi

    Thank you Tom!

    Cameron

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