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* A branch of the army with a specialised function. Examples might include the [[Army Air Corps]], [[The Adjutant General's Corps]] and [[The Royal Logistic Corps]]
 
* A branch of the army with a specialised function. Examples might include the [[Army Air Corps]], [[The Adjutant General's Corps]] and [[The Royal Logistic Corps]]
  
* A fighting [[formation]] comprised of several [[Division]]s. At one time, and for about 40 years, [[1 (BR) Corps]] was a formidable fighting force that really could do the 'war fighting' role justice. 4 Armoured Divisions ready to roll at a few hours notice.... ALL the time. Their peacetime locations were spread from the [[Dutch]] border, across [[Germany]] to the [[IGB]]. If 1 (BR) Corps was on an [[FTX]] you didn't have to see them, you could feel the ground move!
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* A fighting [[formation]] comprised of several [[Division]]s. At one time, and for about 40 years, [[1 (BR) Corps]] was a formidable fighting force that really could do the 'war fighting' role justice. 4 Armoured Divisions ready to roll at a few hours notice.... ALL the time. Their peacetime locations were spread from the [[Dutch]] border, across [[Germany]] to the [[IGB]]. If 1 (BR) Corps was on an [[FTX]] you didn't have to see them, you could feel the ground move! Unfortunately, recent UK Defence Policy means the largest manoeuvre force of the [[British Army]] will only be [[Division]] in size.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:55, 19 May 2007

One of those military words that has two nearly similar meanings:

  • A fighting formation comprised of several Divisions. At one time, and for about 40 years, 1 (BR) Corps was a formidable fighting force that really could do the 'war fighting' role justice. 4 Armoured Divisions ready to roll at a few hours notice.... ALL the time. Their peacetime locations were spread from the Dutch border, across Germany to the IGB. If 1 (BR) Corps was on an FTX you didn't have to see them, you could feel the ground move! Unfortunately, recent UK Defence Policy means the largest manoeuvre force of the British Army will only be Division in size.
Army | Corps | Division | Brigade | Battalion/Regiment | Company/Squadron/Battery | Platoon/Troop | Section