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Re: War Establishment - Canadian infantry battalions in Korea

January 15 2017 at 8:04 PM
Dan Martel 

Response to War Establishment - Canadian infantry battalions in Korea


What would you like to know? None of the info I have is from published sources, but from documents I've had copied from LAC and DHH.

During 1951, the three battalions in Korea had an establishment of 959 (39-920) broken down into a battalion headquarters, a headquarters company, a support company and 4 rifle companies. Rifle companies had 137 (5-132) divided into a company headquarters of 17 (2-15) and three platoons of 40 (1-39).

By 1954 the battalion establishment in Korea was 946 (39-907) organized as above. The rifle company had one person less in the company headquarters.

There's a breakdown of a British Army infantry battalion in Korea in an appendix in Fortune Favours the Brave by AJ Barker, if you can find a copy. It was re-released by Pen and Sword in 2009.

If you have any specific questions just ask.


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