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The Armoured Cavalry Regiment Wiring Diagram

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY & ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS

THE ARMOURED CAVALRY REGIMENT


Each of the three brigades in 3 United Kingdom Division will have its own Armoured Cavalry Regiment structured and equipped to conduct a range of enabling and reconnaissance tasks in all environments. Squadrons will either work in their own Regimental Battle Group or be detached as squadrons to support other Battle Groups in their brigade.

The basic task of Formation Reconnaissance is to obtain accurate information about the enemy and develop an intelligence picture in their areas of responsibility. Commanders rely on this up-to-the minute real time intelligence to ensure effective counters are launched.

In a defensive scenario the Armoured Cavalry Regimentís task is to identify the direction and strength of the enemy thrusts, impose maximum delay and damage to the enemyís reconnaissance forces, while allowing main forces to manoeuvre to combat the threat. They would be assisted in such a task by using their own organic long range anti-tank guided weapons and other assets that might be attached such as anti tank helicopters (Lynx with TOW and perhaps Apache Longbow (WAH64D). In support would be longer range artillery assets of the Brigade Artillery inside an air defended area (ADA) maintained by Rapier and Stormer HVM air defence missiles.

An Armoured Cavalry regiment will be structured around three Sabre squadrons, a Command and Support squadron and a Headquarters squadron. The Sabre squadrons will each have three Reconnaissance troops, each with four vehicles, and a Support troop. The Command and Support squadron will contain three Guided Weapons troops and a Surveillance troop.

A regiment usually operates with 66 x CVR(T). Total unit strength will be 528 personnel.

The majority of CVR(T) in Recce Troops are Scimitars that will be replaced by the Scout SV from 2020.

Armoured Cavalry Regiments will take part in a three year readiness cycle. The Training year 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.