Staff Nomenclature

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Bailey, Aug 16, 2009.

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  1. Can anyone tell me when abandoned our own staff naming system with the delights of DAAQMG and suchlike and went over to the current G1, G3 etc system? I have a vague recollection of early eighties but would have thought that it was before this.
  2. I have a feeling that Julian Thompson says somewhere that 3 Cdo Bde had gone to the US system a very short time before Op Corporate started and he decreed that they would revert to the old system to prevent any possibility of confusion.
  3. I seem to remember that it was late 1980/early 1981.
  4. I was posted to HQ Eastern District Colchester in July 1980 and the change was just happening then.