I wasnt sure whether this should be posted in Old and Bold, RAC, Aviation, Artillery or Training Wing so I went for the first on the list. On AFV ranges I remember us firing GPMG at a remote control model aircraft. Im sure it was called MATS A. (Model Aircraft Target System?) A flimsy thing with a wingspan of about 2 metres and a small petrol engine which was hand launched down range and then performed various fly-bys while we attempted to shoot it down using co-ax. It was very hard to hit the thing once airborne but invariably after thousands of rounds someone did manage. (Or it crashed due to the controller trying to do stunts) The proud gunner was awarded a yellow herfy handbag by the OC at the range day de-brief. I used to think, what a great job, someone has joined the Army and is now flying model planes all day. Who flew them? I seem to think the two man team were badged RA but Im not 100% sure? Can anyone else recall having a crack at shooting them down or indeed has anyone used or flown them? I tried a quick Google but didnt come up with much.