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Davben

The Army structure.

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Davben

Hi all,

I`m hoping someone can help out with a list of how the British army rank system was made up for regulars an terriors, and also how the troop /battalion etc etc were arranged in size ? :unsure:

Dave .

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Bob Coulson

Dave,

Rough guide to the set up.

Army - General in command - 4 corps.

Corps - Lt Gen in command - 3 or 4 divisions.

Division - Major General in command - 3 or 4 brigades.

Brigade - Brigadier General in command - 4 battalions.

Battalion - Lt Col in command - 4 companies - roughly 1000 men.

Company - Major/Captain in command - 4 platoons - 160 men.

Platoon - Lt/ 2nd Lt in command - usually 4 sections - 40 men.

Section - Corporal - 8/10 men.

As I said at the start this is a very rough guide and was open to variations.

Bob.

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Davben

Bob,

duely noted, thanks

regards Dave.

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trooper

Bob

Was the Company HQ made up of additional men to those contained in the 4 platoons or were they drawn from it? Likewise Battalion HQ?

What was the composition of a Company/Battalion HQ?

Thanks for any help.

Trooper

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Chris_Baker

This subject is covered in some detail on The Long, Long Trail. Link top left of this page, below the logo. Go there, click on 'Army Terms and Definitions'. Infantry battalion structure is explained in detail.

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Clive Maier

Information in this earlier thread.

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Davben

Thanks Chris, and Clive, Chris your mother site is it, absolutely every thing I need for my research .

cheers Dave B.

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trooper

Thanks Chris

I should have known it would have been there.

Trooper

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