In the Infantry platoons the signaller and the 84 no 1 men all got The smg, everyone else had that rifle!Question for the Old and Bold such as @ugly re. issue of SMG in theory in practice.
Who was meant to get it?
Who actually got it (or ditched it for a rifle)?
The classic World's Most Unflappable Cpl training film on section battle drill has him carrying a rifle, for instance, and having gone through the 1975 pam, to me it seems that it's not set up to teach the SMG as a primary offensive wpn...
In support plns such as Milan and mortars it was rare to see anything other than smgs and most mt pln drivers had smgs but section drivers in airmobile plns had to be lucky not to get that rifle