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Old 05-07-2009, 02:09 PM
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Question organization of the British armed forces

Hi,
I'm trying to figure out how the British Armed forces are organized.
So far, I understand each geographical region is under the the responsibility of a division, each division area being split into brigades' areas of responsibilities. Regardless of this geographical organization, there are Corps (Engineers, Signals, etc) to which belon g units (mainly regiments or squadrons) that are scattered accross the country, and they depend administratively from the closest brigade and the closest division.
Do I get it right so far?
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:47 PM
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Hi,
I'm trying to figure out how the British Armed forces are organized.
So far, I understand each geographical region is under the the responsibility of a division, each division area being split into brigades' areas of responsibilities. Regardless of this geographical organization, there are Corps (Engineers, Signals, etc) to which belon g units (mainly regiments or squadrons) that are scattered accross the country, and they depend administratively from the closest brigade and the closest division.
Do I get it right so far?
All you need to know and all your entitled to know is on the British Army website.

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Old 05-07-2009, 04:07 PM
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All you need to know and all your entitled to know is on the British Army website.

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Wow! you really tried to be informative there didn't you.............lol

and the world shuddered!
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:50 AM
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All you need to know and all your entitled to know is on the British Army website.

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Well... hum... thank you
I was expecting a "yes, you are right", or a "no, you didn't get it".
I just spent 3 days reading the british army site, and I have trouble figuring out why some brigades are committed to administrative tasks, some not. What's the clue? Is it in the name of the bde or division?
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:41 AM
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ok, what does the (IK) in front of division or regiments' names mean?
- 1st (UK) Armoured division
- 3rd (UK) Div HQ & Signal Regiment
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:11 AM
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ok, what does the (IK) in front of division or regiments' names mean?
- 1st (UK) Armoured division
- 3rd (UK) Div HQ & Signal Regiment
United Kingdom
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:18 AM
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Wow! you really tried to be informative there didn't you.............lol

and the world shuddered!
I was so knackered yesterday I could hardly type....I couldnt be arsed with it to be honest
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I admit my question wasn't obvious, I meant: why do some units have (UK) in their name and others don't?
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