The Air Defence
Artillery is a member of the combat arms; however, its role is unique
and autonomous to the roles of the Infantry, Armoured, Field Engineer
and Field Artillery units which make up the Combat Arms Team. Air
Defence Artillery is not restricted to supporting land-based operations;
the protection of airfields is equally important in preventing enemy
aircraft from interfering with any of our operations.
of the basic occupation training, personnel are normally employed
in one of the following locations:
soldiers of the Air Defence Artillery are called, must be physically
fit, self-reliant and able to function effectively under pressure.
They must be able to work well as members of a team, and must be
courageous and adaptable. An interest in technical equipment and
mathematical ability are particularly necessary. Technological advances
in weapon systems, radars and electronics, as well as sophisticated
communications equipment have made good learning ability essential
to ARTY AD personnel.