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The structure of a corps is not permanent; many of the units that is commands are allocated to it as needed on an adhoc basis.
In the British Army, a corps tends to be a grouping by common function (eg, the Infantry corps, the Royal Logistics Corps[?], Royal Corps of Signals[?]).
There is a corps headquarters for operational control of forces, and it was last deployed as the headquarters commanding land forces during the Kosovo War in 1999.
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 I Corps History
On 9 January 1945, I U.S. Corps successfully landed on the coast of the Lingayen Gulf in Northern Luzon, P.I., with the mission of establishing a base for future operations to the north and of denying the enemy northern access to the China Sea.
The Corps had only a short period of inactivity, for with the entry of American troops into Korea it was again to be the "first"; I U.S. Corps was reactivated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on 2 August 1950 and advance elements of the headquarters took their place in the Pusan perimeter on 27 August.
Four days later the Corps participated in the attack that was to mark the changing tide of American fortunes; from the Pusan perimeter Corps troops pushed northward against crumbling enemy opposition to establish contact with forces of the 7th Infantry Division driving southward from the beachhead established by the amphibious landings at Inchon.
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 British Brigade, Emmerich's "Partisan In War"
A corps composed of those three sorts of light troops, ought not to be less than a thousand, nor exceed seventeen hundred men in number, who should all be volunteers, it being unsafe to compel men into such a service.
When the army retreats, the corps of light troops must form the rear guard, in order to cover its retreat; and when it halts, the partisan must keep his station behind, detach his picket guards, centinels and patrols, and carefully prevent desertion to the enemy, which is often attempted in the retreat of an army.
In the year 1760, a corps of French troops, consisting of between five and six thousand men, under the command of General Clauwitz, among which there was a regiment of hussars, (called the regiment of Pirchiney) was stationed at Emsdorff, in the Hessian dominions, near Ciginhain.
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I used to wonder whether the British were oblivious to how this looked to the East Germans, or whether they just liked to rub it in as to who won the war.
I started to refuse it, but the British Army officer seated opposite me, and with whom I had been chatting, told me not to worry, to consider it "a treat." I made a mental note that I owe the Queen a lunch the next time I see her.
The British were capable of running their train with fewer people than required for the similar U.S. Army trains.
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 Monday Night at the Napoleonic Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Battle of Benghazi: The British I Corps and I CAV landed at Benghazi and assaulted the Cyrenaican army, pitting 24,000 Britons against 16,000 Arabs.
The Turks laid seige to Tunis; the Tunisians sortied and slew 2,000 Turks.
British invasion of Castille: A British force (III Corps, with 20,000 men) came ashore west of San Sebastian and annihilated the French I CAV corps (4,000 men) in an Escalated Assault whilst they were trying to Withdraw.
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 I Corps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
It was deactivated on 28 March 1950, but with the Korean War, was reactivated at Fort Bragg, NC, on 2 August 1950, with units from the former V-Corps (Fifth Corps) headquarters.
I-Corps deployed to Korea on 6 September 1950 and became operational on 13 September 1950 when it assumed command of the 1
ROK Infantry Division was transferred to a newly-formed ROK Army corps and the 1
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 British Army: 1939-45
After the fall of France in June, 1940, the British Army was mainly used to protect the British Empire.
Yet though the British will go into the attack with great bravery and tenacity, as a whole they are not quick to exploit a success or to react to a sudden emergency.
British military leaders are reluctant to accept heavy losses unless the scales of victory are weighted in their favour.
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 Boston.com / War in Iraq
LONDON — A British soldier was killed in combat in southern Iraq on Monday, the first British combat death since the war began, the Ministry of Defense said.
Sixteen other British servicemen have died in the Persian Gulf, in two helicopter accidents and the downing of a British jet by friendly fire from a U.S. missile battery.
British officials have rejected suggestions that continued Iraqi resistance and coalition casualties had knocked war plans off balance, or undermined public support.
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However, those regiments of the "Old Corps" with "ancient devices" or royal badges, such as the Royal Scots and the Buffs, were permitted to bear them on the colors, in which case the regimental number appeared in the upper hoist.
As one of the Old Corps (in fact it was and is the oldest regiment in the British Army), The 1st Foot was entitled to bear special badges on its colors.
Its origins qualified the 27th as an Old Corps regiment; its special badge was a three-towered castle flying the Cross of St. George, in commemoration of the defense of Inniskilling.
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 British I Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, in October 1951 the corps was reactivated to become the principal combat element of the BAOR, with its HQ based in Bielefeld.
Following the 1981-3 reorganisation, the Corps consisted of 1st and 4th Armoured Divisions, which would have manned the front line against the anticipated attack by the Soviet 3rd Shock Army, plus in an in-depth, reserve role the 3rd Armoured Division and finally the 2nd Infantry Division which was tasked with rear-area security.
With the end of the Cold War, I (BR) Corps was redesignated in 1992 as a NATO Rapid Reaction Corps under SACEUR and renamed as Headquarters Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps.
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 Boston.com / Rebuilding Iraq
Britain reopened what used to be its Baghdad embassy shortly after dawn, claiming to be the first country that evacuated diplomats before the 1991 Gulf War to re-establish a permanent presence in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.
The British move was also significant because Britain was part of the U.S.-led coalition that ousted Saddam's regime.
The British Embassy closed in January 1991, days before the start of the Gulf War that expelled Saddam's forces from neighboring Kuwait.
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 The Sun Never Set on the British Empire
In 1909 the British Empire encompassed 20% of the land area of the Earth and 23% of its population.
The Union of South Africa was formed from the British colonies of the Natal and the Cape Colony, together with the subjugated Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
The flag of the Union was, significantly, an archaizing Dutch flag, with an orange instead of a red stripe, and the flag of Britain, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal on the middle stripe.
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 military corps patches history 1
A corps consists of a corps headquarters, corps troops, and such divisions as may be assigned to it.
Blue and white are the colors of corps' distinguishing flags, and the three points of the caltrop indicate the numerical designation of the corps.
The octagon represents the number of the corps, and the colors blue and white are those associated with corps' flags.
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 Operation Overloard: The invasion of Fortress Europe
But, the American and British armies were already fighting in North Africa and Sicily poised for an attack on Italy, and the craft required by such a force were not yet produced, so the invasion of Europe from the west would have to wait for another year.
In the east, the British XXX Corps came ashore at Gold and the British I Corps landed at Juno and Sword beaches.
The British also prearranged their LSTs so that the funnies would land in the order they were needed based on information about the German defenses.
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 HyperWar: The War in France and Flanders 1939–1940 [Chapter III]
The Dyle position in the British sector was a fairly strong one, though three divisions on a front of 30,000 yards meant that the rive-line itself would be somewhat thinly guarded.
Throughout the next, May the 15th, attacks were resumed along the whole British front, the German IV Corps attacking in the 2nd Division's sector near Wavre and their XI Corps the 3rd Division in action at Louvain.
British losses in the same days were 248, including all aircraft which failed to return from operations or were destroyed on the ground, and those damaged and irrecoverable in the circumstances of the campaign.
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 U.S. Corps In Iraq
British officials said the list of companies appeared to be accurate.
Eighty German firms and 24 US companies are reported to have supplied Iraq with equipment and know-how for its weapons programmes from 1975 onwards and in some cases support for Baghdad's conventional arms programme had continued until last year.
Baghdad is keen to embarrass the US and its allies by showing the close involvement of US, German, British and French firms in helping Iraq develop its weapons of mass destruction when the country was a bulwark against the much feared spread of Iranian revolutionary fervour to the Arab world.
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 tygerland.net » Ninety years ago
The British would have preferred to attack the Germans from the North, via Belgium, which would have helped the British protect their supply lines by disrupting German U-Boat operations in the North Sea.
The British were junior partners in this front and the integrity of the French lines was deemed supremely important, and so, plans were drawn up for the huge offensive from the west.
Compared to the battle-hardened French, the British were inexperienced, and many officers had been fast tracked to replace those shot (at this time officers were dressed differently to infantrymen and could be easily picked off by enemy riflemen).
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 Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, Ninety Six National Historic Site, Southeast Archaeological Center, ...
By 1778, British and American combatants in the north were stalemated, and a quick end to the Revolutionary War was doubtful.
The British had secured Ninety Six as a base of operations in the backcountry in June, 1780, and Cornwallis believed Ninety Six would be crucial to control of the backcountry once the British Army moved northward out of South Carolina.
Francis Marion was campaigning against British loyalists in the low country of South Carolina, and Thomas Sumter maneuvered his patriot forces against loyalists targets in the South Carolina upcountry.
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 Osprey Publishing - Caen 1944
On the eastern side, British I Corps remained more or less in the positions it had achieved during the first few days of the landings, with the exception of 51st Highland Division, which had recently been in action in the airborne bridgehead on the other side of the River Orne.
The VIII Corps originally consisted of three new divisions: two infantry and one armoured, all untried in battle; a fourth division, 53rd Welsh Division, arrived in Normandy and joined the corps during the battle.
Added to the corps for the battle, to give extra mobile punch and to exploit the breakthrough across the Orne, were the veteran 4th Armoured Brigade (Brig Currie) and the untried 31st Tank Brigade (Brig Knight), bringing up the number of tanks available for the operation to over 600.
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 British 29th Infantry Brigade Resting After Retreat From Imjin, 1/26/51
During the CCF Fifth phase campaign, British Commonwealth Brigade engaged in several critical delaying actions.
After very stubborn resistance, the British were finally forced to withdraw in order to avoid encirclement by the large enemy infantry force which, with other CCF divisions was assaulting all of I Corps, with its 24th, 25th and 3rd Infantry Divisions.
U.K., Canadian, Australian and Belgian units of the British 29th Brigade at parade rest as the Presidential Unit Citation is awarded to the British Gloucestershire Battalion.
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 Labour Corps
As the war progressed and the army enlarged it was realised that far more men were needed and that this method meant the fighting man often returned to the Front tired and not rested.
By the end of the war in November 1918 the Labour Corps was some 400,000 strong (11% of the strength of the army).
For this reason Lt Col John Starling, of the Royal Logistics Corps, and I are researching the Labour Corps and writing their history.
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Headquartered at Franfurt, this Corps must defend the centrally located Fulda gap and the large concentration of air assets based at franfurt.
This Corps defends the southern approaches and the city of Munich.
British I Corps: 1st, 2nd, and 4th Armored Divisions.
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 The British Beer Company
The Kentish Guards Fife and Drum Corps will be playing live at the BBC/Falmouth
British Beer Company Sponsors Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth
British Beer Company Restaurant and Pubs Celebrate St. George’s Day
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 CNN.com - British doctor sought after child body parts found - September 30, 2000
British doctor sought after child body parts found
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Police in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have issued an arrest warrant for a British pathologist after children's organs were discovered in a warehouse.
Police in the town of Halifax say the organs appear to be from one or two children and DNA tests are now being conducted to try and identify the remains.
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 D-Day: The British Beaches
Of the three easternmost beaches, Juno Beach in the centre was the roughest.
At Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, and Courseulles-sur-Mer, Lieutenant General H.D.G. Crerar's Canadian 3rd Division (part of the British I Corps like the division that landed at Sword) came under heavy gunfire and concentrated artillery fire.
Meanwhile, the 50th Infantry Division (part of Britain's XXX Corps) landed on Gold Beach at Ver-sur-Mer, more shaken by obstacles and mines than by any fire from Feldmarschal Erwin Rommel's men, and within a quarter of an hour, had cleared the beach.
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 NPR : Soldiers Push British Leaders on Afghan Approach
All Things Considered, September 25, 2006 · The British government is defending its operations in Afghanistan, which have been sharply criticized by front-line officers who are fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.
One major in the British Parachute Regiment called the Royal Air Force "utterly useless" in its efforts to provide ground support to soldiers in combat.
But they have increased pressure on the British government to explain what's happening in Afghanistan, where casualties continue to mount.
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 I Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of military corps — List of military corps by number
A number of countries have First, or I, Corps:
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
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 Fire and Fury Games' Battlefront: Dutch Belgian Independent Brigade Groups
During their campaign in Normandy, the brigades were placed under the command of the British 6th Airborne Division (part of British I Corps), along with the 1st and 4th Special Service (Commando) Brigades.
They received a rapturous welcome from their liberated countrymen, though these joyful scenes were punctuated by fierce battles as XXX Corps, supporting the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, defended 'The Corridor' against strong German assaults from the east and west.
The vehicle badge of the Princess Irene of the Netherlands Brigade was a fl circle with an orange lion, displayed as British vehicle badges, on the front and rear left (from the driver's viewpoint) of the vehicle.
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