1. The observation post officer and his party comprising two singallers and a battery surveyor?
1. The observation post officer and his party comprising two singallers and a battery surveyor advancing to observe and try to pin point an enemy machine gun post. This machine gun post was holding up the advance of our own troops and the observation post officer who is with the leading troops is requested to deal with this machine gun post accordingly. In the advance guns are on the move; the observation post officer map spots the machine gun post from his map and works out its grid reference. The signaller by the observation post officer is on the wireless net to the guns. The observation post officer having map spotted where the enemy machine gun post is passes the grid reference of the machine gun post, the bearing from himself to the machine gun post, to the guns and orders them to deploy and engage this target. We now see the guns advancing along the road and led by the gun position officer who selects the most suitable area to deploy and proceeds to do his reconnaissance selecting gun positions which he marks with flag.
The battery guide leads the guns following by the command post vehicle followed by the guns themselves. The direction in which the flags are pointing indicates the line of fire to the gun detachments. The guns are unhooked swung into the general direction of the line of fire from the gun position to the target.
The fire orders are received from the observation post officer by gun position officers signaller who, passes them to the battery surveyor who plots the grid reference on his plotter works out the gun range and the gun line and gives this to the gun position officer who orders this information to the guns. The guns are then fired accordingly.
This regiment is a unit of the combat brigade group of the N.Z. Army. Todays scenes are provided by 161 battery which comprises part regular force and part territorial force personnel and is a Papakura Military Camp Papkura, Auckland New Zealand.