Drill queery

#1
Could somebody please give a deffonition on how many men are in a detail and how many in a squad please. Also am i correct in saying that a squad is 10 or more as you would never march in a box?

Cheers in advance guys.
 
#2
Great question, glad you asked. A detail is a group of soldiers assigned to a specific task (eg, picking up litter), whereas a Squad is a sub-unit led by a NCO and subordinate to a Platoon (in the British Army we tend to call this a 'Section'). Hope that helps.

Incidentally, we don't march in boxes as it can get claustrophobic and requires ventilation and lighting. Much better to use a drill square or similar.
 
#3
funny... i was meaning on the drill square. detail is something like under 9 men and squad over 9 men. something along the lines of that. as for the box you know what i ment dont be an arse :).
 
#4
funny... i was meaning on the drill square. detail is something like under 9 men and squad over 9 men. something along the lines of that. as for the box you know what i ment dont be an arse :).
Under or over 9 men?? has no bearing on a detail or a squad. Read the answer! "Detail - a group detailed to a task (could be 25 or 5 its still a detail)!

Ubique
 
#5
Can see the logic of "detail = detailed to do something," but would you really address two blokes as "squad"?

But maybe the other two answers came from depot drill instructors, in which case I sit corrected ;-)
 
#6
gunner, i understand that and all ready knew that. I was meaning when taking drill the precautionary word of command. If you are only drilling say 4 people is it still squad? I thought if it was less that 9 it was detail.
 

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