In Army Terminology, How Far Is A Click?

Army map

Mystery Hour Question

When you hear the army describe distances, they measure it in clicks. How far is a click?
Darren, Eltham

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Steve, Epsom
Qualification: Ex-military, old chap!
Answer: Maps are divided into a square grid and that is a square kilometre. So when a colleague gives me a grid reference, I find where I am and where he is and one click is one grid square. If you’re following a path, it may be more than 1km, but it’s shown as 1km on a map. It’s as-the-crow-flies.

James O'Brien head in hands

'Which EU Law Are You Most Looking Forward To Losing?'

http://l-bc.co/BegXYA

Frustrated British Expat Living In Munich Tells Farage: 'People Should Not Be Pawns'

Katie Hopkins On Westminster

Katie Hopkins's Blazing Rant About London's "Pathetic" Response To Westminster Attack

James O'Brien Fist

James O'Brien's Perfect Reaction To People Stirring Up Hate

Comments

Loading...