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Elite Artillery Units

The following are elite units who carry out high-risk missions. They are small teams of observers tasked with calling in artillery fire and gathering intelligence, including from positions behind enemy lines. Whilst not considered 'special forces', the men of these observation teams are highly-skilled at a range of specialist tasks such as covert insertion into enemy territory, concealment and intelligence gathering.

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as90 artillery
Elite artillery spotters infiltrate behind enemy lines to call in fire from Royal Navy warships and Royal Artillery field guns like this AS90 155mm self-propelled artillery piece.
image by Sgt Anthony Boocock, RLC  | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2015
Used under Open Government Licence


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