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May 14th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
This could get confusing... Welcome to the forum

Hey Redleg, how come artillerymen are called redlegs?
May 14th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
If I can steal some of Redleg's thunder here ( ), back in the day they used to wear red leather leggings, and I believe most countries still have red as the color for FA (like in the U.S. Army, it's blue for Infantry).
May 15th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I figured it was something as stunningly obvious as that.

Redleg... Red legs.... Red leggings....
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May 15th, 2004  
redlegs44
 
 
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Originally Posted by Redleg
More Redlegs, Great!

Welcome.

What do you do in the Artillery?
I am a cannon fire direction control specialist, basically the air traffic controller for the rounds. that would be the shortest way to explain it. I am a radio guy, but i also do some stuff with charts, and computers. The best part about my job is at my command missions, where i get on the radio, and tell the guns to fire. i also have the job of getting out of the vehicle, and making sure all guns fire the rounds (best part of my job).
May 16th, 2004  
Razor
 
Welcome.