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Distances noted in a war diary?


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Daft question, but i dont want to guess. In a war diary for the 7Bn East Kent regiment if regularly refers to x as a unit of measure meant i.e 'we took 1000x of trench' 'we advanced 1000x' etc

What is 'x'? feet? yards? some other military unit of distance?




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1 hour ago, Acknown said:

Yards, for my money. Here is a link that discusses it: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-ForumMat.htm. In addition, I vaguely remember using it myself in the dim and distant past and I didn't invent it.


you are a gent, thank you

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