RUSI JournalVolume 59Issue 6members only

The Four-Company Battalion in Battle


Prior to the Great War the British Army’s battalion structure underwent a fundamental change in structure

Given the debate surrounding the reorganisation of the British Armed Forces – Army 2020 – it is interesting to note that there were radical changes in the organisation of the British Army in the years leading up to 1914. This article discusses the development of the four company battalion. In 1914 military planners were looking to make good the lessons they had learnt in the Boer War. It is important to see such a detailed discussion of the benefits of the new four company

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