My regards Digby. I came across something that struck me as rather poignant considering the rather onerous tutorials in artillery et al you have been of late in receipt of. You for one can certainly speak to from recent experience the relevance of the education qualification of the gunner when receiving incoming.
As to anyone being 'deficient' in artillery knowledge on the forum, I would consider everyone 'deficient' in artillery knowledge as all anyone has done with the artillery arms of the different armies is skim the surface, some more or less than others. Further, artillery is the least studied and understood arm of the period, except with the possibility of the engineer arm, and much misinformation has also been passed, especially on the forums. That is why I have assembled an adequate artillery library and look up material before I post it.
Kevin, you are going to have to check your aiming stakes, you are shelling yourself again. My remarks did not suggest deficiency in artillery knowledge, it stated clearly the relevancy of education when receiving incoming. Means the hand on the lanyard can be illiterate or lettered, either point it is without relevancy to the recipient. It is still incoming and the consideration might be, whether it is on the mark or even manages to maintain the boundaries of the firing range according to the recipient in general and on this thread, I directed my remark to Digby Smith.