Army Structure ? Help Please

#1
Ok I'm trying to get my head around how the structure is broken up , squads, platoons, sections ,company's and so on can anybody explain this simply to me?

And also in training , this is a bit blunt but i don't know how else to say it how do you end up the guy with the GPMG ,rifleman, Grenadier?

A lot of Military Jargon busting please :s

Thanks
chris
 
#3
Sangreal said:
...

Roughly!
Very roughly, Each Pln has a HQ element, each Coy/Sqn also has a HQ element, infact Armour has SHQ tp and and Admin HQ element, Btns& Regts tend to have HQ coy/Sqns....all just to add to your confusion!
 
#4
Sangreal said:
Sect
Pl/Tp = 3 Sects
Coy/Sqn = 3 Pl/Tp
Bn/Regt = 4 Coy/Sqns
Bde = 4+ Bn/Regts
Div = 3+ Bdes

Roughly!
Ok....
 
#5
4 x Specialist Teams to a Works Group
4 x Works Groups to an Engineer Group

All subject to change, of course...
 
#7
Chris1994 said:
Sangreal said:
Sect
Pl/Tp = 3 Sects
Coy/Sqn = 3 Pl/Tp
Bn/Regt = 4 Coy/Sqns
Bde = 4+ Bn/Regts
Div = 3+ Bdes

Roughly!
Ok....
I'm feeling generous:


-A fire-team is 4 men, led by a Lance Corporal.
-A section is 2 Fire teams, one of which is led by a Corporal.
-3 Sections and a HQ element make up a Platoon or Troop, and is commanded by a Lieutenant, with a Sergeant to help him (can also be led by a Colour Sergeant or Warrant Officer, if there's no officer available).
-A Company or Squadron is 3 Platoons/Troops with a HQ element, led by a Major, with a Captain as Second in Command (2IC)
-A Battalion is made of 4 Companies, which in the Infantry is 3 rifle companies and a support company, and the whole thing is led by a Lt. Colonel.
-A Regiment can be made up of 1 or more battalions.


That's about as unambiguous as I can make it, without making it too complex. Still struggling? Then just nod and smile.
 
#10
[/quote]

I'm feeling generous:


-A fire-team is 4 men, led by a Lance Corporal.
-A section is 2 Fire teams, one of which is led by a Corporal.
-3 Sections and a HQ element make up a Platoon or Troop, and is commanded by a Lieutenant, with a Sergeant to help him (can also be led by a Colour Sergeant or Warrant Officer, if there's no officer available).
-A Company or Squadron is 3 Platoons/Troops with a HQ element, led by a Major, with a Captain as Second in Command (2IC)
-A Battalion is made of 4 Companies, which in the Infantry is 3 rifle companies and a support company, and the whole thing is led by a Lt. Colonel.
-A Regiment can be made up of 1 or more battalions.
quote]

Thats what i was looking for thanks!
 
#11
Example of an Infantry battlegroup on operations (1 R Anglian 2007):

 
#12
The Army runs a training course, designed to familiarise civilians with army structures. It's a free four year course.

I believe there are Household regiments that also do specialised training courses for butlers on cleaning things.
 

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