Tank Troop commanded by 2Lt/Lt with Troop Sergeant as 2ic in own
tank. The third tank is commanded by a Corporal.
Totals: 56 x CR2, 8 x SCIMITAR, 4 x CHARRV. Total unit strength for
war is approx 587.
A Challenger 2 has a crew of 4 Commander, Driver, Gunner and
After extensive upgrades Challenger 2 will probably stay in service
for another 20 years.
Armoured Regiments (Type 56) will also take part in a three year
readiness cycle with a training year that will include live firing
and include some simulated training such as CATT and CAST. The
Regiment will take in a major battle Group in Canada (BATUS) with
live firing and tactical engagement simulation.
The Royal Wessex Yeomanry has five squadrons, is equipped with
Challenger 2 and provides trained tank crews to support the three
T56 Regiments in 3 United Kingdom Division.