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Organisations of the Army - continued

Each battalion was composed of smaller groups of men (usually about a hundred) called companies in the infantry, squadrons in the cavalry and batteries in the artillery.

They were divided into smaller groups again called platoons in the infantry and sections in the cavalry and artillery.

In major wars deploying huge numbers of troops, an even broader structure was employed. The total available manpower was divided into separate armies, which were each further subdivided into corps, divisions and brigades. In these armies each regiment was part of a brigade.

Organisation chart of the Army

  1. Army
  2. Corps
  3. Division
  4. Brigade
  5. Regiment
  6. Company
  7. Platoon
  8. Section

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