Army Structure ? Help Please

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  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
     
  2. Sect
    Pl/Tp = 3 Sects
    Coy/Sqn = 3 Pl/Tp
    Bn/Regt = 4 Coy/Sqns
    Bde = 4+ Bn/Regts
    Div = 3+ Bdes

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

    All subject to change, of course...
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Same site.
     
  8. [/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.
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    Thats what i was looking for thanks!
     
  9. Example of an Infantry battlegroup on operations (1 R Anglian 2007):

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  10. 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.