Unit

Unit may be used as a generic term for any military organization; in proper usage, however, it refers to an organization smaller than a formation, generally divided into sub-units. An Infantry Battalion is an example of a unit, being composed of companies, and grouped into brigades or higher formations.

Typical Units

The following are "typical" units of the various corps/services/branches:

  • Infantry: battalion - a grouping of companies.

  • Armoured: regiment - a grouping of squadrons.

  • Cavalry: regiment - a grouping of squadrons.

  • Artillery: regiment (brigade was also common before 1940) - a grouping of batteries.

  • Signals: regiment - a grouping of squadrons.

 


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