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Re: Forward observer
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2017, 13:13:39 »
I did a quick search of a couple of issues of the Gunner because I thought that there was a time we also used the BV202 (I think we had them at the time. It was before the 206 came into service) but had no luck. Did come across the article on our trip to Italy that you wrote as well as one by me on how we were using individual gun MV settings with FACE. That's got to be my first ever published article.  ;D

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Re: Forward observer
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2017, 02:20:42 »
With D Bty in Norway on an AMF (L) FTX followed by a practice camp in Feb/Mar 1984 we used BV-202s as gun tractors for our L5s, recce vehs and the CP.  Came with Norwegian drivers, complete with their bag of straw to sleep on, along with grey wool blankets.  Nothing but the best for conscript troops! 

I recall we made up an air mattress and sleeping bag set for our driver so he could ditch the straw.  Figured if anyone should get a good sleep each night it was him!
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Re: Forward observer
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2017, 21:29:00 »
what is the life expectancy these days? how dangerous is it being a fire support officer in the Canadian military?

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Re: Forward observer
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2017, 21:37:39 »
how dangerous is it being a fire support officer in the Canadian military?

If by FSO you mean Fire Support Officer, the Canadian term is Forward Observation Officer (FOO). Artillery officers in the FOO position or role do their job with forward units. Search the forums, their role and responsibilities have been discussed.

Google - site:army.ca FOO

Including this thread from yesterday: https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,116310.0.html