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Re: Door Gunner Training
« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2011, 10:16:58 »
I heard that a new trade is opening up called "Door Gunner".  Can anyone confirm or deny this?

I heard the training PO's were "Candidate demonstrates propensity to 'Get Some'" and "candidate doesn't lead smaller, slower targets as much".

And finally "requests that field reporters do stories on him because he's so %&*#ing good".
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Re: Door Gunner Training
« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2011, 12:00:19 »
And because a certain person got all pissy because I crapped on them for looking at the first post that came up after their search for "door gunner" here you go:

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,87750.msg857469.html#msg857469
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Re: Door Gunner Training
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2011, 12:34:35 »
I heard that a new trade is opening up called "Door Gunner".  Can anyone confirm or deny this?

There's talk, that's about it.
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Re: Griffon door gunner
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2013, 19:55:03 »
There wont be a "Door Gunner" trade, but attached postings for a period of time around 2 years.  Only available to REG force Combat Arms tho. 

If you need any more info let me know

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Door Gunner Course
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2016, 09:15:26 »
I'm an infantry soldier with 3rcr. Starting the door gunner course in September.  Just looking for any information and knowledge that will help me going into the course. Also I've been told that it's not common for a no hook private to get this course, it's something that Sargents and warrants fight to get. Is that true?

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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2016, 09:28:04 »
Can't say, but good luck.  I'm jealous.
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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #56 on: July 21, 2016, 09:35:58 »
I voted for "Info"   :nod:

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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #57 on: July 21, 2016, 12:26:29 »
I removed the poll.

Many door gunners in Afghanistan were Reservists. Seeing people in flying suits with balmorals, glengarries, and other "funny hats" was quite interesting.

You should enjoy this, Krb005. Very few get such an opportunity.

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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2016, 02:30:00 »
Why is this such a coveted position?

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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2016, 08:01:18 »
I removed the poll.

Many door gunners in Afghanistan were Reservists. Seeing people in flying suits with balmorals, glengarries, and other "funny hats" was quite interesting.

You should enjoy this, Krb005. Very few get such an opportunity.

...and Cpl seemed to be the median rank.

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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2016, 08:30:32 »
Why is this such a coveted position?

Because the fortunate holders of these positions get to be integral members of four- or five-person Helicopter crews, shoot 7.62mm or .50 calibre machineguns at ground targets, and eat, sleep, and be treated well.

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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2016, 08:49:55 »
Because the fortunate holders of these positions get to be integral members of four- or five-person Helicopter crews, shoot 7.62mm or .50 calibre machineguns at ground targets, and eat, sleep, and be treated well.

Door gunnery is one of the more fun things that we do on the Sea King, too. Just for interest sake, the AESOp is our primary gunner, with the ACSOs also trained to act as gunners in emergency situations.

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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #62 on: July 30, 2016, 10:08:13 »
Why is this such a coveted position?

Because: Full Metal Jacket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S06nIz4scvI

(You wouldn't understand, it's an Infantry thing :) )
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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2016, 11:44:53 »
Door gunnery is one of the more fun things that we do on the Sea King, too. Just for interest sake, the AESOp is our primary gunner, with the ACSOs also trained to act as gunners in emergency situations.

I would argue it's the most wanted position in a Sea King for when the duct tape starts coming apart >:D
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Re: Door Gunner Course
« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2016, 12:26:13 »
I removed the poll.

Many door gunners in Afghanistan were Reservists. Seeing people in flying suits with balmorals, glengarries, and other "funny hats" was quite interesting.

You should enjoy this, Krb005. Very few get such an opportunity.

Agreed. 
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Door gunner
« Reply #65 on: May 14, 2018, 17:01:09 »
I have looked at the forces website and have not found this as a specific trade. can any of give some info, it would be very helpful.

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Re: Door Gunner
« Reply #66 on: May 14, 2018, 18:28:58 »
It is no more an occupation than any other Infantry (or other) qualification. People are selected to fill high-readiness slots as required, then trained, and, perhaps, deployed. Once their deployment is over, so is their door-gunnery "career".

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Door gunner
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2018, 19:57:06 »
How to be one?

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Re: Door Gunner
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2018, 21:26:07 »
Be in the right unit at the right time and have a decent professional reputation.

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Re: Door gunner
« Reply #69 on: May 14, 2018, 22:13:41 »
How to be one?
Or, become an AESOp and get posted to one of two Maritime Helicopter Squadrons. Amongst other things, you will also door gun...

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Re: Door Gunner
« Reply #70 on: May 14, 2018, 22:29:57 »
Will there be 'ramp gunnery' at some point in the future for MH folks as well?
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Re: Door Gunner
« Reply #71 on: May 15, 2018, 00:14:49 »
That is certainly the goal. It will make crewing the helicopter interesting....

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Re: Door Gunner
« Reply #72 on: May 15, 2018, 02:34:24 »
That is certainly the goal. It will make crewing the helicopter interesting....

It’ll give new meaning to the phrase, “Here, hold my beer. I’ve got this...”  :nod:

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Re: Door Gunner
« Reply #73 on: May 15, 2018, 09:08:50 »
It’ll give new meaning to the phrase, “Here, hold my beer. I’ve got this...”  :nod:

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We aren't really established for routinely having a 5th crew member onboard.

Not that I can envision a scenario where, routinely, we fly around with a two gun setup.