What is a File (Formation)?

Introduction A file is a military term for a number of troops drawn up in line ahead, i.e. one behind the other in a column. The number of files is the measure of the width of a column of troops in several ranks one behind the other. Refer to Rank (Formation). Usage Files are useful… Read More


What is a Rank (Formation)?

Introduction A rank is a line of military personnel, drawn up in line abreast (i.e. standing side by side). Refer to File (Formation). Usage Commonly, you start out with a height line. Shortest person in front, all the way to the tallest person in the rear. Subsequently when troop/ sailors are called to ‘By the… Read More