Vickers Training


The Vickers Machine Gun was an improved version of the Maxim gun that had been in widespread use before the introduction of the Vickers. And for some time, in many armies, the two guns served alongside one another.

John Potterat in January 1940.

Photo taken upon completion of Vickers machine- gun training.







John Potterat and Corporal Cantell practicing with the Vickers during training at Mill Hill. John was qualified as "Number One" on the gun, which meant he did the actual firing.

"You will notice the sight/rangesetter which is the line up the middle of dad's face. He said you could set it to 30,000 yards maximum." (David Potterat)

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