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Offline slayer14

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Artillery callsigns vs other trades
« on: July 25, 2018, 20:15:46 »
Was wondering if anyone knew the reasoning why the DCO (2IC) of an artillery regiment's callsign was 98 instead of 9A like the infantry or armoured? Same question for the Ops O actual being 95 seagull instead of 9B.

Tried looking it up in B-GL 371-004 but no joy.

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Re: Artillery callsigns vs other trades
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 22:09:58 »
I was a junior lieutenant when it happened circa 1966, so don't blame me. It may have been because of our tight integration with the RA in BAOR, but I don't know., especially for Sunray Minor.

The Ops Officer was a new appointment for us at the time, and the use of 95 may have been to distinguish between the CO and out of his tac.

Short answer - probably because the Brits did it.