Airlanding Infantry

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Airlanding Infantry

Post by JeffF, » Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:51 pm

The airlanding infantry battalion appears to be one of the largest British infantry battalions with four companies of four platoons. Does anyone have a organization description of this battalion including support elements at battalion level? Did the airlanding infantry brigade also posess combat support elements as it's regular infantry division counterpart did?

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Post by Reb » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:45 am

Jeff

Heres a link with some oob stuff that might help:
http://www.arnhemarchive.org/frames.htm

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Post by JeffF, » Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:08 am

Reb,

Thanks, I had the site I didn't think of using it for it's OB info. It gives a good outline of the platoons of a battalion and its companies. Some differences between it and the description in the handbooks.

Jeff

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Post by nebelwerferXXX » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:24 pm

strength: 1,034 officers & men
HQ company (Signals, Pioneer, Transport & Administration platoons)
rifle company
rifle company
rifle company
rifle company
Support Company (Mortar, Anti-tank & machine-gun groups)

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Re: Airlanding Infantry

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:17 am

Jeff, There is a detailed breakdown of a battalion in the book "When Dragons Flew" ISBN 1857940482 which is the history of 1st Borders.
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Re: Airlanding Infantry

Post by nigelfe » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:15 am

According to Forty's British Army HB, apart from 4 pl per coy, the distinguishing feature was the AA/ATk Coy with 2 AA Pls, ea 6 x 20mm, 2 ATl Pls ea 4 x 6 pr.

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Re: Airlanding Infantry

Post by Alanmccoubrey » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:58 am

The AA Platoons were disbanded after Normandy.
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