Friday, 20 June 2014

Bolt Action Dad's Army - The North Kent Coast

I took this photo at lunchtime today outside the Tate Gallery overlooking Margate Harbour on the Isle of Thanet, North Kent Coast. Turner described the light at Margate as the best in the world for an artist.

For the wargamer the interest lies in the fact that this was the Sealion invasion zone. You are looking west towards London but this Bay is the one that inspired the BBC's Dad's Army series (see new Warlord figures).

The towns in the distance are Westgate (=Eastgate as in the Eastgate platoon) and Birchington-on-Sea (= Walmington on Sea - Walmer Castle is a few miles away and the name of Walmington-on-Sea is a composite).

In the centre is the light house that you may remember Captain Mainwearing's boys guarding. There are many modern novelty rock emporiums to the immediate left of the picture on Margate seafront - and a wargame shop.


  1. So the "W" on there arms was from Walmington i guess...

    1. 'Fraid I don't know. I guess it could be.