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.
(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
A Challenger 2 has a crew of four - Commander, Driver, Gunner and
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
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.