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crew

Nautical a group of people assigned to a particular job or type of work

Crew

 

a group of soldiers directly involved in operating a field gun, mortar, machine gun, radio set, or certain other types of combat equipment.

The crew is headed by a gun (mortar or machine gun) commander. The soldiers making up the crew are called by number, and each one performs definite duties. Usually number one is the gunner, number two is the loader, and number three is the carrier. The number of crew members depends on the weapon system.

crew

The personnel who maintain and operate aircraft. The different types of crew are aircrew, ground crew (aircraft servicing personnel), and cabin crew.
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The Ocean Racing Crewperson of the Year was Michael Bencsik, as a member of the crew of AFR Midnight Rambler, winner of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart and an IMS division winner of the 2000 Sydney to Hobart.
The most popular presentation of the night was the Ocean Racing Crewperson of the Year Award to Sally Gordon, who went on to sail as navigator of the winning yacht, SAP Ausmaid, in the 2000 Telstra Sydney to Hobart Race.