What is the Regimental Gunnery Officer Challenger 2 or CVR(T) Course?

Aim of the Course

To train officers in all aspects of the FV4034 Challenger 2 (CR2) or combat vehicle reconnaissance (tracked) (CVR(T)) 30mm gunnery.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Lieutenant (OF-2) to Captain (OF-3).
  • IELTS Level 6.
  • Officers attending should have completed two (2) years service.

Duration

70 working days, with one (1) course per year.

Location

Armour Centre (ARMCEN) Lulworth.

Outline of Course

  • Advise the Commanding Officer on general gunnery matters, gunnery equipment and capabilities, the best use of training facilities, including ranges, course programming and open range practices.
  • Assess the standard of instruction and coaching within the Regiment.
  • Instruct on gunnery theory at Crew Gunner level and provide continuation training on gunnery theory at Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Commander level.
  • Plan and conduct unit gunnery continuation training, pre-course training and supervise Regimental Class 2 gunnery courses and related trade testing.
  • Plan and organise a Regimental firing period.
  • Conduct weapon safety templates.

Qualifications Gained

CR2 Regimental Gunnery Officer or CVR(T).

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