After a short mission briefing was carried out on ground by the camp commander or the intelligence officer, the Alouette assault gunships are ready for takeoff to the specified target location.
In the air, on approaching and identifying the pre assault target at 1500ft in altitude.......
Pilot to Air Gunner:
Pilot: "Target on 10 o'clock, an LP, Marker "X"ray, you have insight?".
Air Gunner: "Roger, I have Mkr. "X"ray in sight".
Pilot: "To fire HE, 500 yards north from Mkr. "X"ray".
Air Gunner: "Roger, to fire HE, 500 yds north from Mkr. "X"ray when ready".
On the final approach on a selected low fly path towards north heading and about reaching 500 yds from the Mkr. "X"ray, the command follows.......
Pilot: "Firing when ready!".
Air Gunner: "Roger, firing now!".
Pilot: "Cease Fire!".
Air Gunner: "Roger Cease Fire!"
Gun selected to 'Safe mode'.