Ex-Dragoon said:I believe beach obstacles are in the realm of the clearance divers. Our bosn's are taught demolitions on their 5s.
FSTO said:Underwater mines and other obstacles within the surf (20 metre depth line) are the clearance diver responsibilities. Bosn's are responsible for the beach area (I don't think it has been decided how far inland the bosn's will be responsible for). But I would think that the Boatswains and Combat Engineers will share that responsibility within the SCF for the foreseeable future.
Journeyman said:For what it's worth, the current edition of the Maple Leaf (p. 3) has a pic captioned "Clearance Divers take up position after securing beach. I've learned to put little faith in what appears in popular media, but there's the implication that the Clearance Divers were responsible for securing the beach.
And it may have been a posed pic, but with them sailors all snuggled together like that, a bad guy would just need one itsy-bitsy grenade