Third-class Ride or First-class Walk?

“With a decent troop officer, when we rode up to an outlying pub on the edge of a village, he’d say, ‘It’s all right to go in for a drink.’ …… After several grand days like this we’d ride back into Tidworth camp, and probably see the wretched infantry fellows staggering in off a route… Read More

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British Army Infantry Division Training Team Model

Historically, a performance gap was identified between soldiers in their normal unit employment and the start standard required for the Section Commanders’ Battle Course (SCBC) and the Platoon Sergeants’ Battle Course (PSBC). This had led to poor performance on those courses. The Platoon Sergeant is the second in command of an infantry platoon, comprising of up to… Read More

Organisation of British Army Infantry Divisions

The infantry of the British Army comprises some 25,000 soldiers in 17 different regiments (administrative units), containing one or more battalions (fighting units). They are often referred to informally as ‘cap-badges’ – as each has its own identity. In order to break down this large body of troops into more easily manageable elements, it is split… Read More

ANZAC Day: Remembering Fallen Warriors, Both Men & Horses

Here in Australia it is ANZAC day when the military and general populations remember the sacrifice made by so many during the First World War. However, it wasn’t just people who made the ultimate sacrifice, dogs and horses also made significant contributions and sacrifices during the Great War. Dogs were used as rat catchers and… Read More