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  1. MattGotts

    The Land Operations Temperate Boots (LOTB)

    When I went to Clothing stores to get proper fitting boots after a year of clownshoes, they gave me Boulet desert boots. Other guys in my unit have the brown hot weather boots, the leather brown boots, or mark 3's. Does anyone else this happening in their armoury? 
  2. MattGotts

    Questions about Artillery NCM duties and career progression

    In reference to Z BTY , what does a whole battery of forward observers do? Is it really a battery sized unit or is it just 2 separate FOO parties? P.S. Shilo is the best. The only place in Canada that I have found lizards, cactus, shag-nasty poison ivy, and IG's all in one place. Shilo only...
  3. MattGotts

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Good spit balling boys, glad to see the situation seems normal all across the board. In regards to the siege weapons and such, I'd hope we can do some counter battery fire on some during this summer's exercises. We need to get back to the fundamentals.
  4. MattGotts

    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    Hello Comrades, Aside from some soldiers being equipped with brown boots, tan boots, swat boots, or no boots, I've seen that equipment and supply in the army can be somewhat ....difficult.. Boots aside, I've also heard the rumours that the C3 Howitzer, the loveable beast of the mo's, has no...
  5. MattGotts

    What math course would be better for Artillery?

    Geometry is also important, I think that a lot of that is done in Workplace and Apprenticeship Math classes, but Foundations is a good way to go. Calculus if you have the brains will make all math easier (everywhere).
  6. MattGotts

    Primary Reserve Gunner Career Progression

    It has been 3 months post-DP1, and things are looking good. I am finishing an OP det member course right now, something that I didn't think I would be selected for a few months ago. For anyone who is thinking of becoming a Gunner, I can say that it has been an awesome decision. This last year...
  7. MattGotts

    Primary Reserve Gunner Career Progression

    Thanks for all the information guys, I'm very excited to leave with only 6 days left at home. They've cut the course down to only FIFTEEN training days though. To me that doesn't really seem like a lot of time to learn gun drill, but I'm a Private, not a Master Warrant. I am hoping that this...
  8. MattGotts

    Primary Reserve Gunner Career Progression

    I just graduated BMQ (L)! Honestly it was a hard course, plus all of our field exercise took place in minus 20 temps. Trenches took forever. However, this brings me to the next point in my career, which is DP 1. I won't leave for Shilo until July, which I'm thankful for, but I was wondering...
  9. MattGotts

    Primary Reserve Gunner Career Progression

    It's been a while now, thought I should check back. I'm almost done my BMQ (L) now, and will be going on my DP1 this July. I really am enjoying my time with the unit, and am excited to actually get on with more artillery specific jobs and courses. I think I picked a really good trade.
  10. MattGotts

    Primary Reserve Gunner Career Progression

    My unit has also been pushing for more people to attempt officer training. I was wondering what exactly junior officers do in the artillery when they are on an exercise. I know NCM's will be be on the gun or in mortar positions, but what do 2LT's do while gunners load shells?
  11. MattGotts

    Primary Reserve Gunner Career Progression

    I was also wondering if there's a big list of courses I can take, both Arty specific and not. Also, is BMQ (land) going to have me jerked around like on BMQ as much or worse?
  12. MattGotts

    Primary Reserve Gunner Career Progression

    Hey all, 2 months ago I was sworn in and have been working on BMQ. The course I'm on now is weekend operated, 3 weekends on then one off with a final Field Training Exercise at the end. We will graduate just before Xmas, then it's off to BMQ (Land) in January until April, another weekend...
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