I am trying to piece together the task orgs where I can find them (here, Regimental Journals, books, etc) I usually put them in as notes. I am finding a trove of useful information, for instance a two page correspondence between 1 BR Corps & MOD (DMO) which has to do with assigning the guns that normally supported 4 & 6 ABs to the 1 & 4 DAGs as the plan was to hold n o guns in reserve (Ie pound Ivan with everything). 33 ABs gunners would go with them to help out the Belgians if need be but if not off to the front with the rest of them!Interesting that the “structure“ doesn’t reflect Battle Groups. No doubt someone with a better grip of Staff work can explain?
For example, 22 Armd Bde (1 Armd Div) shows 2x MBT Regts, QOH and 1 RTR, and 2x Armd Inf Bn, 1 SG and 2 R ANGLIAN and the usual range of Arty, CS and CSS.
The reality is that there were actually 4 Battle Groups in 22 Bde, each centred on an RHQ from one of the 4 Regts / Bns with attached Arty etc. I would have thought any organogram / Orbat would reflect that or did that just happen below 1 (BR) Corps level?
1 RTR worked with 2 R ANGLIAN to form 2x BG and QOH paired up with 1 SG to form another 2x BG. The RTR one had the RTR HQ element and 2 Anglian Inf Coys and the Anglian BG had their HQ element and 2 RTR Sqns, both with attached elements.
If you want more detail, the RTR BG was HQ Sqn (Included Recce Tp and Comd Tp, QM etc) with B and D Sqns and iirc B & D Coys. The Anglian BG was HQ Coy, A & C Coys with A & C Sqns from 1 RTR. Attached was “Conker“ Tp (Chestnut Tp) from 1RHA and an Engr Fd Tp etc.
Thinking about it, can anyone remember how the Inf Sp Coy assets were divvied up? Milan, Mortars, SF etc?
The Sqns / Coys also formed fairly formal “Groups” and worked fairly exclusively with each other at that level. Iirc if it was an Inf BG the Inf Coy OC commanded the group and if it was an MBT BG it was the Armd Sqn OC but I’m really reaching here?