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The Structure of the British Army

12th-londonBelow is a simpilfied table showing the structure of the British Army at the time of the Great War.

In late 1917 the structure of the Army changed due to the manpower shortages created by the Government.

Troops and Companys changed from a structure of 4 to 3 per company and battalion. This Change went up to Brigade Level., Bridages reduce from 4 to 3 within a Division.


Structure of the British Army
Formation Size Commanded By.. Number of Men
Army General or Field Marshall 85,000 +/-
2 Corps + HQ + Army Troops
Corps (Army Corps) Lt-General 38,500
2 Divisions + HQ + Corps Troops
Division Major-General 18,179
3 Brigades + HQ + Divisional Troops
Brigade Brigadier-General 4055
4 Battalions + HQ
Battalion Lt-Colonel 1007
4 Companies + HQ
Company Major or Captain 227
4 Platoons + HQ
Platoon Lt or 2/Lt 52
4 Sections, numbered 1 - 4
Section N.C.O. - Corporal 13

1 Corporal + 12 Privates
Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 January 2009 14:31 )  

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