John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 142

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Section Control

     When a new target is to be engaged, but

it is desired to keep up the fuze on the old one, one section

of the battery may be detailed for the latter purpose.


Or if two targets appear simultaneously, a section may be

detailed to engage one of them. The order is "(Right)

Section, Section Control," and the section commander becomes

for the moment independent, and directs the fire of his

section himself


Moving Targets

     Small rapid-moving targets such as patrols

are rarely worth powder and shot. The usual moving target

is infantry advancing in scattered formation, artillery and

cavalry may sometimes be caught on the move

The corrector must first have been found, otherwise there is

little chance of producing effect.

An infantry advancing in scattered formation, or intermittently

visible during during their advance a long bracket of 300 or

600 yards is found and searched from end to end


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Section Control

     When a new target is to be engaged, but

it is desired to keep up the fuze on the old one, one section

of the battery may be detailed for the latter purpose.


Or if two targets appear simultaneously, a section may be

detailed to engage one of them. The order is "(Right)

Section, Section Control," and the section commander becomes

for the moment independent, and directs the fire of his

section himself


Moving Targets

     Small rapid-moving targets such as patrols

are rarely worth powder and shot. The usual moving target

is infantry advancing in scattered formation, artillery and

cavalry may sometimes be caught on the move

The corrector must first have been found, otherwise there is

little chance of producing effect.

An infantry advancing in scattered formation, or intermittently

visible during during their advance a long bracket of 300 or

600 yards is found and searched from end to end



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  • April 2, 2017 03:47:00 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Section Control

         When a new target is to be engaged, but

    it is desired to keep up the fuze on the old one, one section

    of the battery may be detailed for the latter purpose.


    Or if two targets appear simultaneously, a section may be

    detailed to engage one of them. The order is "(Right)

    Section, Section Control," and the section commander becomes

    for the moment independent, and directs the fire of his

    section himself


    Moving Targets

         Small rapid-moving targets such as patrols

    are rarely worth powder and shot. The usual moving target

    is infantry advancing in scattered formation, artillery and

    cavalry may sometimes be caught on the move

    The corrector must first have been found, otherwise there is

    little chance of producing effect.

    An infantry advancing in scattered formation, or intermittently

    visible during during their advance a long bracket of 300 or

    600 yards is found and searched from end to end


  • April 2, 2017 03:45:02 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Section Control

         When a new target is to be engaged, but

    it is desired to keep up the fuze on the old one, one section

    of the battery may be detailed for the latter purpose.


    Or if two targets appear simultaneously, a section may be

    detailed to engage one of them. The order is "(Right)

    Section, Section Control," and the section commander becomes

    for the moment independent, and directs the fire of his

    section himself


    Moving Targets

         Small rapid-moving targets such as patrols

    are rarely worth powder and shot. The usual moving target

    is infantry advancing in scattered formation, artillery and



  • April 2, 2017 03:40:33 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Section Control

         When a new target is to be engaged, but

    it is desired to keep up the fuze on the old one, one section

    of the battery may be detailed for the latter purpose.


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