User talk:Phd8511

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Structure of the British Army[edit]

You might like this: Structure of the British Army#Army 2020. noclador (talk) 17:02, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

I didn't know that. The most interesting aspect I learned from doing the graphic is that the 7th and 51st Brigade are clearly intended to be deployable: the two artillery regiments (3 RHA, 4 RA), the two Close Support Engineer Regiments (21, 26) and all the units of 102 Logistic Brigade (minus the one paired with units in 101 Logistic) are meant to complete 7th and 51st brigade upon deployment. And one other thing: in my view 4th and 42nd Brigade should be merged to create one brigade of equal size to 7th and 51st. But however you look at it - this is the most complicated structured army I ever encountered. If doubt this will work... for deployments with enough time to organize the units it will work... but for short term emergencies... doubt it! noclador (talk) 12:03, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
yep, the missing signal squadrons is another of these things I don't understand. British brigades now lack: signals, artillery, engineers, logistics... and will onyl get these when needed... the South African Army tried to do it like this too... and now goes back to the brigade structure. Also I suspect that most reserve units will be without equipment: i.e. the reserve artillery regiments will only train with the guns, but not have any... so they are purely filler for the active regiments... which leads me to think that most of the active units will be severely understrength. Also: the structure is full of waste; i.e. 6th REM&E supports 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade, but is under 101st Logistic Brigade, and is paired with an Army Reserve battalion under 102nd Logistic Brigade... or: artillery and engineer units are under 1st Artillery and 8th Engineer... but the REM&E units that will support them are under 101st and 102nd Logistic. Well, the British always have loved a confusing Army structure, noclador (talk) 16:34, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
ah yeah, the British Army and its love for rotation... at least it is not as bad as it once was. But it is a waste of money anyway. noclador (talk) 17:23, 28 October 2013 (UTC)