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Trades in the Artillery

The Corps employs various trades that have differing requirements for progression. All trades are contained under the general headings of Gunner Field and Gunner Specialist as well as All Arms trades.

Field Trades. Within the Field branch the following trades are employed:

a. Gunner RNZA. The gunner is responsible for serving the guns. He is part of a detachment which is trained to carry out the drills and gunnery procedures applicable to the equipment in use.

b. Operator Command Post Field. OPCPs are trained in the drills, techniques and procedures required to produce firing data, by utilising the current in service computer so that the guns can effectively deliver the required rounds when and where requested.

c. Signaller RNZA. This trade covers those soldiers trained in the techniques, drills and procedures necessary to transmit and receive all forms of orders and reports, using communications equipment in service with the RNZA.

Air Defence Trades. In order to be employed in the Air Defence Battery,  soldiers are trained in the techniques, drills and duties of an Operator Air Defence.

The All Arms trades are:

a. Clerk All Arms. This trade is common to all Corps within the Army. Personnel employed in this trade are required to undertake and manage all routine office functions and clerical duties; to maintain personal history, course and promotion records for all ranks and to advise on soldier welfare matters and conditions of service.

b. Storeman All Arms. This trade is also common to all Corps within the Army. Storemen are required to account for and maintain all stores and equipments on issue to the unit. They are required to advise on equipment employment and maintenance policy as promulgated in policy statements from time to time; and demand on behalf of the unit for ammunition, clothing and equipment scales as applicable.

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