Inner Mongolian Army

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The Inner Mongolian Army was first formed by Prince Demchugdongrub with his personal bodyguard of 900 men in 1929 and later became the national army of Mengjiang. Although only armed with rifles and a couple of field guns from the Mukden arsenal, a gift of the Young Marshal (Zhang Xueliang) in 1929. His force became very efficient with the assistance of advisors from the Japanese Army. It was later expanded to 9 Divisions (8 of Cavalry) with 10,000 men for the Suiyuan Campaign of 1936 with the addition of Manchukuoan Mongol irregulars from Jehol under Li Shou-hsin, and various Mongol irregular troops from Chahar, and Suiyuan, bandits and Chinese deserters. Wang Ying lead a force of 6,000 Chinese troops in four brigades called the Grand Han Righteous Army.

After the defeat in the Suiyuan Campaign in 1936 the army was reformed into eight small Cavalry Divisions with a total force of about 20,000 men. It participated with the Japanese Army in the conquest of Suiyuan in 1937. Elements were also involved in the battle of Taiyuan.

Ranks[edit]

Rank Epaulette
General
将官
General of the army
上将
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Lieutenant General
中将
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Major General
少将
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High officiers
校官
Colonel
上校
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Lieutenant-colonel
中校
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Major
少校
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Officiers
尉官
Captain
上尉
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Lieutenant
中尉
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Junior Lieutenant
少尉
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Lower officers
准士官
Warrant Officer
准尉
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Sergeants
副士官
Staff Sergeant
上士
Senior Sergeant rank insignia (Mengjiang).png
Sergeant
中士
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Junior Sergeant
下士
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Soldiers
Corporal
上等兵
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Private first class
一等兵
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Private
二等兵
Private second class rank insignia (Mengjiang).png

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