The Machine Gunner was himself a specialist in his field but they could not operate to full effectiveness without the MG Fire Controller. A Fire Controller would have been a specially selected Machine Gunner with a high level of intelligence. The course the fire controllers had to undertake was more theoretical than that of the MG training and, as such, a man with even higher specialist skills emerged after a long and strenuous period of training. To decode the lesson numbers found in the below table please go to the lesson list.
The Director: The Fire Controller's companion and main piece of equipment when setting up dial sights.
|Instruments and Aiming||43||1|
|Indirect Fire||Revision, Direct Fire||2|
|Revision, Indirect Fire||4|
|Flanking and Overhead Fire||102||1||2|
|Spare Parts and Repairs||18||1|
|MMG Range Course||Part 3, Direct||4|
|Part 3, Indirect||4|
|Rangefinder||Construction of Range Cards||1|
|Blank Firing Attachment||Appendix I||1|