My cousin recently approached me. He's joining the army some time this year and told me he was joining the RA. You wanna play with big cannons i said! His answer NO. He's been put under the illusion he can start from scratch after phase 2 training as an OP assistant. Which to me sounds a bit like a FOO's job only within the RA orbat rather than within an Inf Coys. Can any gunners shed some light on A) Is it a specific area of The RA he can go into or is it like the Careers bloke who told me i could go into Recce Platoon straight after catterick? B) What will he actually be doing? I think he expects to be some sort of Jonny Sass Type in a ditch 20k infront of enemy lines. Any info i would appreciate as the Army website leaves something to be desired! Edits due to my mongness!