Military Survey Unit Histories


Links to WWI references for: 4th Field Survey Battalion - 6th and 7th Field Survey Company RE


13 Field Survey Squadron RE

A short history of the Squadron transcribed from the Souvenir Programme for the 150th anniversary of the formation of the unit.


14 Field Survey Squadron RE

Notes on history.


14 Map Reproduction Section RE

A short history of 14 Map Repro Section RE 1943-45


Harry Calder - 14 Company in the Falkland Islands 1942

This article has been written as a result of telephone conversations between Col.M.Nolan and Harry Calder during 2007, from Barry Calder’s interviews with Harry (his father) in October and November 2007 and from a few documents now in the possession of Barry Calder.


19 Topographical Squadron RE

Notes on history.


512 Company RE

Notes by Mike Nolan, Notes by Alan Gordon


515 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on the history.


516 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on the history.


517 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on the history.


518 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on history.


519 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on history.


520 Field Survey Company RE

Notes prepared by Mike Nolan. Pictures of a visit to the Company by King Haakon of Norway on 8th October 1943.


521 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on history. Notes on Loading


522 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on history.


523 Field Survey Company RE

Notes on history.


250 Years of Military Survey

A history by Yolande Hodson and Alan Gordon published in 1997 to mark the 250th anniversary of Military Survey.


Early Aeronautical Charts

This note highlights an episode in the fairly recent history of military mapping and charting for which the post First World War requirement for civil aeronautical charting was the catalyst. The tremendous growth of military aviation in the First World War and the need for Aeronautical Charts in the post-war period had resulted in the subject being addressed at the Peace Conference. In an Annex dated 10 April 1919, (1) entitled “International Aeronautical Maps and Ground Markings”, and referring to Clause 2 to Article 13, it was stated that international maps should be made and aeronautical ground marks established in accordance with certain principles. "Early Aeronautical Charts & The Geographical Department that never was".


History of the School of Military Survey 1824-1966

History.