Sound Banging

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by Carpetsanger, Nov 2, 2006.

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  1. Anyone know if its still around, or are locating bty's still being used. Maybe it's just use good old Google Earth to find where something is nowadays!
  2. Loc Btys no longer exist as such, the role has been 'centralised' with 5 Regt in Catterick.
  3. Try the 94 Locating web site, there are perhaps a few old bangers around.
  4. sheldrake

    sheldrake RIP

    It's called ASP (Advanced Soundranging Program) these days.

    5th Regiment RA
  5. In 93 the MoD very cleverly sacked its only Locating Regiment, 13 yrs later there are now 2, great foresight there lads

    Yes as mentioned previously Sound Banging is around but called ASp or HALO if you were in bosnnia mid 90's, when ASP/HALO first popped up there were mixed Btys holding both kit, calling traditonal Sound Ranging GSR (Gun Sound Ranging) I am unsure if there are any GSR kit left but I can tell you at the end of the month when I go to the Bty reunion
  6. All in a name mate, its STA now and covers the Banging, Radar, UAV and Special Observers

    So Loc Btys do exist as such, just the moniker locating is missing

    Perhaps a better name (if we still used names) would be Targetting Bty

    Yeah yeah hairsplitting
  7. Wellyhead

    Thanks for the clarification, I agree Targetting Battery would be a more precise title.

    There is no doubt that this is by far the more active role, even though it isn't as publicised as it could be.
  8. Thinking about it, Targeting Bty would probably be considered "too aggressive". The way PC goes these days they will probably try and call it the "let's try and find the naughty people Bty"
  9. Ask them to explain the "Slam" and "shovel" tests, always good for a laugh.

    5th is a Surveillance and Target Acquisition regiment but 53, K & P are Weapon Locating Batteries with 4/73 being Special OP and Q/HQ.
  10. sheldrake

    sheldrake RIP

    Hair splitter am I, Froggynonamenig?

    I was trying to be helpful to the chap :)

    However, I am minded to split hairs now - with a fcuking axe! :evil:

  11. :)
  12. I never ment any offence !

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