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MAP MARKING SYMBOLS

AIM
To teach the rudiments of map marking symbols in order to allow students to recognise and employ them during training

BRIEFING
Unit size symbols Unit function symbols Supporting information symbols Summary Questions

UNIT SIZE SYMBOLS

UNIT SIZE SYMBOLS Sect Platoon/Troop Company/Squadron


Battalion/Regiment

UNIT SIZE SYMBOLS

X XX XXX XXXX

Brigade
Division

Corps
Army

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A basic unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A Headquarters

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Infantry Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Armoured Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Armoured Infantry Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

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Armoured Infantry Unit (Warrior)

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Armoured Infantry Unit (Saxon)

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Recce Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Armoured Recce Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Field Engineer Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Armoured Engineer Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Amphibious Engineer Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Mech Engineer Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Artillery Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

Artillery Tactical Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A Mortar unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A Mortar Fire Controller

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A MILAN Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A Machine Gun Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A Logistic Support Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A REME Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A Medical Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

An Airmobile Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

A Parachute Unit

UNIT FUNCTION SYMBOLS

An Aviation Unit

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS

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A Coy 2 LI Coy Gp

2 LI

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Colour Indicators


Friendly Neutral Enemy

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Colour Indicators


Friendly

Friendly Armoured Troop

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Colour Indicators


Friendly Neutral

Neutral Armoured Troop

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Colour Indicators


Friendly Neutral Enemy

Enemy Armoured Regiment

Unknown Forces

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Lines


Present Loc Proposed

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Weapons


Mortar

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Weapons


Arty Gun
155mm

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Weapons


Tank

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Weapons


MILAN Post

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Weapons

Anti-Tank Mine

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Weapons

Anti-Personnel Mine

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Features

LD

LD

Line of Departure

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Features


2 LI

1 R ANGLIAN

Inter-Battalion Boundary

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Features


2

Inter-Platoon Boundary

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Features

Anti-Tank Minefield

SUPPORTING INFORMATION SYMBOLS Features

Section Position

MAP MARKING SYMBOLS SUMMARY


Know your symbols Look carefully at signs Ensure accuracy of information Use pictures whenever possible

QUESTIONS?