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    Default "U8038 Location" Southampton Area August 1940 ? Cassini ?

    Anyone here have an idea what location "U8038 Location" in the Southampton Area would be in August 1940 is this a Cassini reference ? Or a Code


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    Hi Paul

    Certainly a Cassini reference, the full prefix would be 'VU', a 100 km square. The calculator available on the Internet puts the location as the bottom left corner of a 1km square originating at OS reference approx 185/365180. That is between Lee and Nightingale Wood just N of Nursling. Your incident would be anywhere 1km N and E of that point. (A more specific grid reference would have 6 digits which would then identify the spot within 100m, again N & E ). I hope I have understood it correctly!





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    Dave

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    very useful! Nursling is what I was after!

    Paul

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