A raft of advanced kit is being shipped to the personnel of 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment as they take on an innovative new role in the Army’s structure. As the Service’s first enhanced light force battalion (ELFB), the Cyprus-based soldiers will experiment with new weapons, sights, communications equipment, robotic platforms and unmanned aerial systems… Read More
What is a Sepoy?
Introduction A sepoy or সিপাহী was originally the designation given to a professional Indian infantryman, usually armed with a musket, in the armies of the Mughal Empire. In the 18th century, the French East India Company and its other European counterparts employed locally recruited soldiers within India, mainly consisting of infantry designated as “sepoys”. The… Read More
What is Light Infantry?
Introduction Light infantry is a designation applied to certain types of foot soldiers (infantry) throughout history, typically having lighter equipment or armament or a more mobile or fluid function than other types of infantry, such as heavy infantry or line infantry. Historically, light infantry often fought as scouts, raiders and skirmishers – soldiers who fight… Read More
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