British Infantry Division
The reduced corps scale is shown in Blue, where it differs from the expanded divisional scale
Commander* in Jeep with Comd RA & Comd RE (C3) [Tac HQ].
Defence platoon in carrier or truck (FS1-3) [Main HQ]. (Omit for corps scale)
Signal Company Morris c4 mk2 wireless truck (C3) [Main HQ].
1-3 India pattern or Universal Carriers or Vickers Mk VI Light Tank (@R1).
Comd + MMG + 3″Mortar + optional ATk (Boyes or PIAT) (CS3-4), 3 Rifle bases (F3)
Infantry Rifle stand (F3)
1-4 2pdr Guns (S3) + Limber (L3) [later 6pdr]
1 2pdr [later 6pdr] Gun + Limber (S3)
FOO (O1) (Omit in corps scale)
3 18pdr/4.5″howitzer/ 25pdr Field gun (S3) + FAT (L3)
18pdr/4.5″howitzer/ 25pdr Field gun + FAT (S3)
2-4 Engineer bases (@E1)
Truck (L3) + optional Bridge Trailer (L3)
Truck + 2 Engineer bases (E3)
Royal Army Service Corps Battalion
Ammo Truck (L3)
POL Truck (L3) (Omit for corps scale orbat)
Workshop Truck (L3)
1 Ambulance (L3)
1-3 RMP (@C1) (Omit for corps scale orbat)
Here is a summary of the Corps ScaleOrder of Battle:
Comd in staff car with Comd RA & Comd RE (C3), Signals Vehicle (C3), Ammo Truck (L3), Ambulance (L3), Workshop Truck (L3), 1-3 Recce stands (@R1), 3 RHQ Comd+Mor (@C3), 9 Rifle Bn (@F3), 3-4 18pdr/4.5″howitzer/25pdr + FAT (@S3), 2pdr Gun + Limber (S3) (later 6pdr), 2 Engineer bases + 1 Truck (E3).
- It would not be excessive to attempt to paint a handlebar moustache on at least one of the cavalry officers. A monocle would probably be pushing it.
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