Whether mounted or dismounted, the gunner should observe certain basics when moving to and from firing positions.
a. Avoid disturbing natural foliage.
b. Move in and around positions as little as possible.
c. Move into the position from the rear. In the defense, the only movement forward of the position should be the gunner and the other soldiers clearing the fields of fire. The leader checks for cover and concealment and paces the distances for the range card.
d. Select good covered and concealed routes to and from positions. Gullies and reverse slopes are excellent options for protection and ease of movement.
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