Gun layer: An artilleryman or non-commissioned officer who is in command of the team when it works the big gun. On smaller guns the gun layer sights the gun. During manœuvres and trials it is quite common for a gun layer to hit the target six times in succession.
References / notes
- Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.141.
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