Co-ordinates of Regimental Locations - Google Earth

The following is a list of co-ordinates that can be used with Google Earth to obtain satellite and 3-D pictures of terrain; bearing in mind these are modern images, however, a general idea of terrain if not actual structures can be found using this very useful tool.  Some areas have not been developed much in the intervening years; others have shown more development.  For example, much of the lands around the former Walcheren Causeway have been reclaimed from the sea.  For those so inclined, the following co-ordinates will take you to areas of interest.

An example of Google imaging; below is a photo from the book The Brigade by Terry Copp; it is an aerial photo of an area south of Caen taken in 1944, showing where units of the 5th Brigade crossed the river. 

At right is a current photo of the same area, taken in Google Earth, and below, the same area with the camera tilted and oriented to face north, towards the Juno Beach landing areas.   Light coloured ground indicates low resolution satellite imagery.

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Co-ordinates are given in Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds (DMS).  Google Earth may be set to use decimal precision in the seconds figure (ie 25.76") but the figures below have been rounded.

Locations highlighted in yellow below indicate Battle Honours.

The centre of the parade square at Mewata Armouries is located at 51
° 02' 46.79" N and 114° 05' 22.13" W

Abbreviation Example
Degrees ( ° ) 51°
Minutes ( ' ) 25'
Seconds ( " ) 25"

Location Date Latitude Longitude Notes
Ieper (Ypres)
(St. Julien)
April 1915 50° 50' 29" N 2° 52' 32" E St. Julien is to the NE, south of Langemarck
Vimy Ridge Monument 9 April 1917 50° 22' 45" N 2° 46' 45" E Memorial is located to the northwest of
where the 10th Battalion fought on 9 April 1917
Thelus 9 April 1917 50° 21' 15" N 2° 47' 58" E Town just beyond the Red Line on the 1st
Division front on 9 April 1917
Neuville-St. Vaast 9 April 1917 50° 21' 19" N 2° 45' 37" E Town just behind Tenth Battalion front line positions
on morning of 9 April 1917
Arleux 28 April 1917 50° 20' 48" N 2° 53' 26" E Town east of Vimy Ridge, assaulted by
10th Battalion at end of April 1917
Sains-lès-Marquion
(Canal du Nord)
27 September 1918 50° 11' 37" N 3° 04' 15" E Approximate crossing point of 10th Battalion
Haynecourt
(Canal du Nord)
28 September 1918 50° 12' 42" N 3° 09' 43" E Final objective of 10th Battalion
during Canal du Nord crossing
Bexhill-on-Sea July 1941 50° 50' 58" N 0° 27' 33" E Coastal Duties
Dieppe 19 August 1942 49° 55' 51" N 1° 04' 53" E Mortar platoon engaged during Raid
Hill 67
(Bourgebous Ridge)
July 1944 49° 08' 00" N 0° 22' 47" W First combat action in Second World War
Bourtherhoulde August 1944 49° 19' 01" N 0° 50' 25" E Location during pursuit to the Seine
Dieppe September 1944 49° 55' 51" N 1° 04' 53" E Second Division paraded after liberation of city
Fort Brasschaat September 1944 51° 15' 46" N 4° 27' 31" E Location of famous sniper platoon photos
Wyneghem September 1944 51° 13' 47" N 4° 31' 48" E Albert Canal crossing is to the north
Hoogerheide October 1944 51° 25' 25" N 4° 19' 45" E Major action where Mark Tennant was wounded
"The Coffin" October 1944 51° 36' 25" N 4° 15' 53" E Site of disastrous Black Watch attack
Walcheren Causeway October 1944 51° 30' 09" N 3° 42' 37" E Most famous Calgary Highlanders battle of war
Groningen April 1945 53° 13' 13" N 6° 33' 19" E City battle fought by entire 2nd Division
Delmenhorst April 1945 53 03' 36" N 8 38' 22" E Gruppenbühren is to the west, last major action of war