Historical Booklet 164: T.S. The Heart of Gunnery


An RAN Bandsman’s Experience in World War II
by C.H. Ashton

Describes the experience of Cedric Ashton, Bandsman’s service in RAN Cruisers during WW2.  His secondary but critical responsibility at action stations was in the Gunnery Transmitting Station.  Here, calculations for accurate fire control solutions are made and passed to the gun controllers.  A role which can make the difference between success and failure in battle.

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