Digital Image Archive

To ensure that historic images pertaining to Military Survey are not lost or destroyed, the Branch and DSA are proposing a Digital Image Archive to hold all the relevant images and to be accessed online by members of both organisations.

There are currently approx 10,000 images held in several private collections and the SMS library.
However, this huge collection by no means records the complete history of Military Survey particularly the period since the end of the Second World War. Many former military surveyors took photographs of their time in uniform and even if they do not show a technical function may well record the mundane detail of service life and where we served. All help to tell the story of Military Survey. Members have put many of these photographs on the Branch website and these have already been included in the initial library but we are sure that many collections are still kept within the owner’s family.

How can you help?

If you have a collection or even just one image that could be included please either scan it and email to: or
post it to: Dave Johnson, Auchen, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, Newbury, Berks. RG18 9JN (you will get
them back if requested).
As well as sending your images please write an explanatory text for each image so that it can be correctly catalogued and provide the viewer with the necessary information.