Hello, My grandfather Edward Byrne was with the 2nd London Irish Rifles and was sent on a snipers course in 1942. Looking at his service record entry it looks as if the course was held at the Brigade HQ and lasted 4 days followed by another 6 days the following week. I have his section roll book from North Africa in 1942-43 and it shows his section as part of the standard rifle company and equipped with a Bren but instead of Riflemen there are 1st and 2nd Snipers and 1st and 2nd Bombers. Bexley84 did let me know that the LIR set up "Scout and Sniper" sections during this time. I don't know if this is how snipers were normally employed at this period.