General Mcnaughton: A Brief Biography

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General The Honourable Andrew George Latta McNaughton, PC, CH, CB, CMG, DSO, CD The EME Branch’s first Colonel Commandant and a Loyal Artilleryman of Canada. General McNaughton has to be the greatest Canadian gunner to rise the ranks of the Canadian Army. However he was an EME and he was a great EME who never forgot about his Artillery. One of the many innovations brought to the artillery by General McNaughton was the importance of counter battery. He practically invented the flash to bang means of locating artillery, now taught to every soldier as basic training. He went on to develop some early radar Cathode Ray Direction finder. As well as direction and ranging, he gave the artillery better weapons such as discarding sabot rounds

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