Conventional Navigation Part 1

By The Cove May 15, 2019


Over the course of two short videos Sergeants Ryan, Palmer and Herbert from the Northern Territory wing of WONCO-A explain the basics of conventional navigation.

In this first video they cover six figure grid references, measuring bearings and distances, and converting a bearing.



Complementary to these videos is the WONCO-A 'Nav Data Sheetvideo previously released on the Cove.  



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This man has a very good knowledge of map work and a rather well groomed moustache. Great video and I am watching this space for part 2.

Yes I concur, his map work and especially his moustache is of a high standard.

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