John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 139

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Salvoes

     In which all the guns are fired together by order

of the Battery Commander, are used in rare cases, as to

distinguish the rounds from those of another battery


Searching

     This means firing at a number of elevations in

succession so as to cover a certain depth of ground

Thus if reconnoitring patrol report that the enemy's reserves

have been seen moving towards the ground behind a ridge,

and if they have not come out again, they must still be there

and it may be desirable to search the ground, therefore

four rounds Battery Fire range increasing by 100 yards

at each round. Searching may be continued by repeating

the four elevations, or by working backwards and forwards

over the same ground. Or the two sections may fire simultaneously

at different elevations, each sweeping to cover

the full width of the target. Searching may also be employed

when although a long bracket can be found, the conditions

of observation render it impossible to divide it

When the ground is known to fall away behind a covering crest,

the corrector should be lengthened for the longer elevations, so

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Salvoes

     In which all the guns are fired together by order

of the Battery Commander, are used in rare cases, as to

distinguish the rounds from those of another battery


Searching

     This means firing at a number of elevations in

succession so as to cover a certain depth of ground

Thus if reconnoitring patrol report that the enemy's reserves

have been seen moving towards the ground behind a ridge,

and if they have not come out again, they must still be there

and it may be desirable to search the ground, therefore

four rounds Battery Fire range increasing by 100 yards

at each round. Searching may be continued by repeating

the four elevations, or by working backwards and forwards

over the same ground. Or the two sections may fire simultaneously

at different elevations, each sweeping to cover

the full width of the target. Searching may also be employed

when although a long bracket can be found, the conditions

of observation render it impossible to divide it

When the ground is known to fall away behind a covering crest,

the corrector should be lengthened for the longer elevations, so


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  • April 1, 2017 21:52:48 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Salvoes

         In which all the guns are fired together by order

    of the Battery Commander, are used in rare cases, as to

    distinguish the rounds from those of another battery


    Searching

         This means firing at a number of elevations in

    succession so as to cover a certain depth of ground

    Thus if reconnoitring patrol report that the enemy's reserves

    have been seen moving towards the ground behind a ridge,

    and if they have not come out again, they must still be there

    and it may be desirable to search the ground, therefore

    four rounds Battery Fire range increasing by 100 yards

    at each round. Searching may be continued by repeating

    the four elevations, or by working backwards and forwards

    over the same ground. Or the two sections may fire simultaneously

    at different elevations, each sweeping to cover

    the full width of the target. Searching may also be employed

    when although a long bracket can be found, the conditions

    of observation render it impossible to divide it

    When the ground is known to fall away behind a covering crest,

    the corrector should be lengthened for the longer elevations, so

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    Mrs Jean Hanby
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