8th DIVISIONAL ARTILLERY
INSTRUCTIONS No 4
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ARTILLERY OFFICERS
ACTING IN “LIAISON” WITH INFANTRY.
- Officers detailed, whether to Infantry Brigades or battalions, will remain in close touch with such Headquarters throughout operations.
They must never leave Headquarters (but will move with them) without giving clear information as to where they can be found.
- Their role is: –
- To keep their group constantly informed of the progress of events.
- To alter the rate or direction of fire, if considered necessary.
- To give information concerning the effective, (or otherwise), shooting of the guns.
- To give the earliest possible information obtainable concerning position of our Infantry, counter attacks or other matters of importance.
- To ensure their communications to group Headquarters is kept up. NOTE (i). It must be borne in mind that on ”Z” day, operations start with a carefully prepared programme which it is intended shall go through and the ammunition allotted is considered suitable. Liaison officers, when asking for alterations in rates of fire, must clearly understand the difficulties that may arise in ammunition supply. NOTE (ii). All information sent to group Headquarters must be at once forwarded to Headquarters R.A.
- It is of the greatest importance that the time be inserted on each message. This must be done by the Liaison Officer, who is held responsible.
C.R. Gover Major R.A.
Brigade Major 8th Divnl. Artillery
Copies to :- 5/33/45/86/89 Bdes.