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Tank Corps Reconnaissance Training


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Could anyone explain to me what 'chalk layering' is? It appears on the training syllabus of Tank Corps Recce Officers.

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Using coloured chalks to shade contours on maps

Used to identify what the enemy can see and not see - and then to plan a route to stay hidden from view


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Stephen, thank you. You may be horrified to know that my wife & I are graduate geographers but the term did not ring a bell. I looks to be the equivilant to 'contour shading' which we did know about.

Colin Hardy

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