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Armed Forces - a4a4 - British Army - The Household Cavalry & Royal Armoured Corps - Armoured Regiment Wiring Diagram

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY & ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS

ARMOURED REGIMENT


The following diagram shows the current structure of an Armoured Regiment equipped with Challenger 2.

A Challenger 2 Regiment with three Squadrons of main battle tanks would have an all up total of 44 tanks when deployed for war.

Armoured Regiment outline structure

Notes:
(1) HQ Sqn has a Reconnaissance Troop with 8 x Scimitar which is under direct control of the CO in the field.
(2) Tank Troop commanded by 2Lt/Lt with Troop Sergeant as 2ic in own tank. The third tank is commanded by a Corporal.

Totals: 44 x CR2, 8 x SCIMITAR, 4 x CHARRV. Total strength for war is approx 550. A Challenger 2 has a crew of four - Commander, Driver, Gunner and Loader/Operator.

The basic building brick of the Tank Regiment is the Tank Troop of 12 men and four tanks. The Commander of this troop will probably be a Lieutenant or Second Lieutenant aged between 20 or 23 and the second-in-command will usually be a Sergeant who commands his own tank. The remaining tanks in the troop will be commanded by a senior Corporal. A Challenger tank has a crew of four - Commander, Driver, Gunner and Loader/Operator.