APPENDIX A. (PHASE I.) 5 August 1917

APPENDIX A. (PHASE I.)

TIME TABLE and TASKS.

Hour Gun 62nd Brigade 63rd Brigade 48th Brigade Trench Mortars Rates of fire
8.15 am to 6.15 pm 4.5” How STRAP Trench O.2.d.95.15. to O.8.b.80.35. LONG Trench O.2.d.80.30.to O.8.b.70.45. DEVILS Trench O.2.b.30.60. to 45.15. 2” T.M. ARROW Trench I.32.c.20.25. to I.32.c.35.05.
M.G. at I.32.c.30.35.
DEVIL and LONG Trenches O.2.b.30.45. to O.2.d.75.30 and O.8.b.95.95 to 70.45.
SPOON Tr. O.2.d.75.00. to O.8.b.70.45.
STRAP Tr. O.8.b.70.30. to O.8.d.35.20.
9.45” T.M. BUCKLE Trench O.9.a.20.45. to O.8.d.70.90.
STRAP Tr. O.8.d.4.5.
Trench O.8.d.85.10. 4.5” Howitzers.
90 rds per B’ty per hour.
18 prs.
80 rds per B’ty per hour.
2” T.M.
10 rds per Mortar per hour.
9.45” T.M.
60 rounds – total.
18 pr. Bursts of searching fire in own zones and on likely hostile O.Ps., including those at –

O.9.c.20.98. O.3.c.58.80. I.32.d.95.05.
O.9.d.61.36. O.3.a.20.72.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Practice barrage as per Appendix A., III, with the following exceptions –
18 prs will carry out two lifts only, i.e. to line “plus 3 to plus 4” and then return to first barrage for one minute.
4.5” Howitzers will return to their normal tasks after 5 minutes.

4.5” Howitzers and Trench Mortars will register their targets between 7 a.m. and 8.15 a.m.

Between 8.15 a.m. and 9.15 a.m. Trench Mortars will cease fire. 4.5” Howitzers will slacken fire in order not to interfere with 6” Hows registration.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s