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  British Army - MSN Encarta
Certainly the British Army is unusual in being based on a regimental system, where soldiers tend to remain attached to the same unit throughout their service.
The defeat of the British in the American War of Independence was due to factors other than the battlefield performance of the army.
As a result, the British Army’s central contribution to the allied victory between 1915 and 1918 was made by a blend of Territorials, “Kitchener Army” volunteers, and conscripts.
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 The British Army - Chapter Three
The remainder of the corps was disbanded in 1783.
He was to receive not merely the lieutenant-colonelcy of the corps, but in case of his death, his wife was to have a pension and his children a grant of lands in America.
The fencible corps were "a species of militia, raised for the defence of particular districts, from which several of them could not by the conditions of their enlistment, be detached." Grose, Military Antiquities, I, 164.
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During the night of September 24-25, the 27th Division relieved the British 18th and 74th Divisions, British III Corps, 4th Army, opposite the Hindenburg Line, west of Bony.
Since the British III Corps had failed to secure the designated line of departure for the general attack against the Hindenburg which was to be launched on September 29th, The American II Corps, composed of the 27th and 30 Divisions, was given the mission.
The British 6th Division, British IX Corps, was to the right, and the British 50th Divison, British XIII Corps, to the left.
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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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 148800 Corporal J. Draper, Royal Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The 182nd Tunnelling Company was assigned to the British Second Army Sector at Mount Sorrel on the 2nd of June 1916.
The company was next transferred to British III Corps at St. Quentin on the 21st of March 1918, was back with the Canadians at Amiens on the 8th of August 1918, and again supported III Corps at Albert on the 21st of August 1918.
On the 8th of October 1918 the company was with XIII Corps at Cambrai and remained with this Corps until the end of the war.
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 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of the Boot, 1917
Intending to surprise the British by suddenly re-appearing with the bulk of his force at Dahubu (bar 2,000 left to distract British cavalry among the mountainous foothills), some 40km from the River Tigris, Ishan was however disappointed in his aim, with the British aware of his movements.
General William Marshall of III Corps consequently led two infantry brigades - fresh from their recent action against Ishan at the Battle of Shiala - northeast up the Adhaim River to meet Ishan's latest threat; in due course Marshall's force was supplemented by a third brigade from the south.
Aware of the impending arrival of the British - and with the element of surprise lost - Ishan promptly withdrew to pre-prepared positions in the foothills spanning the river at Band-i-Adhaim.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/boot.htm   (381 words)

Since the British were committed to that part of the front north of Paris and since the French had achieved their greatest concentration in protection of the capital, they had tied up the Channel ports and the railroads north and northeast of Paris.
Although these two U.S. divisions were soon relieved by French and British units, the drive continued and expanded to the east, bringing in the 3d, 4th, 26th, and 28th Divisions and eventually the 32d, 42d, and 77th Divisions, and headquarters of the I and III Corps.
British and French together were to reduce the Amiens salient, then the British would erase the Lys salient while the Americans eliminated another salient in Lorraine that had stood for four years and took its name from a town at the tip, St. Mihiel.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/AMH-18.html   (8661 words)

 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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 Iraqi Army
Three of these corps faced Kurdish insurgents in northern Iraq, while the other two corps were located in the southeast where they had been engaged in counterinsurgency operations against Shi'a dissidents.
Corps compositions were tailored to meet perceived mission requirements, and also reflect the availability of forces.
Corps could also have varying numbers and types of separate or detached maneuver brigades under their control, including commando and special forces brigades, as well as infantry and independent heavy brigades.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/army.htm   (2034 words)

 Casa Nostra AAR
II corps seeing Bentnick's withdrawal raced his 2nd div up the hill but fortunately for the Allies only managed to catch the Portuguese from behind (its width was shielding the other units of division) while his 1st division drove the British 9 pounders off the hill (they evaded when contacted).
III corps seeing the withdrawal of the Allied left immediately changed plans and while the 2nd and cavalry units changed to combat columns, the 1st division and the Corps artillery drove towards the gap between the big woods and boomerang hill still in March columns.
I Corps commander (seeing that the Allies were fully committed to their left, and wouldn't be able to counter it) then raced his cavalry brigade over the river towards the ford with the intention of capturing that objective.
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 British Free Corps
In World War II, the British Free Corps (BFC) or Britisches Freikorps was a unit of the Waffen-SS consisting of British and Dominion prisoners of war who had been recruited by the Nazis.
The idea of a British force to fight the Communists languished until Amery met with two Frenchmen, who were part of the LVF (Légion des Volontaires Français) in January 1943.
Prior to the move, the BFC gained two members, Francis George MacLardy of the Royal Army Medical Corps, (he was captured in Belgium) and Edwin Barnard Martin of the Canadian Essex Scottish Regiment, (Martin was captured at Dieppe in 1942), which brought the strength of the BFC to seven.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/britishfreecorps.html   (6058 words)

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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 Royal Engineers Museum - The Corps and the Second World War (1939-45) - Part 16
Meanwhile, British forces in the Le Mans area fought on whilst at the same time were also being steadily evacuated, a task that was completed by 18 June 1940.
The battle of El Almein, fought between the British 8th Army (Montgomery) and the Axis forces under Rommel just west of Cairo, resulted in victory for the Allies and was one of the turning points of the war because it marked the beginning of the Allies successful march to final victory.
British, Dominion and Indian engineers constructed or re-constructed 3,618 bridges during the period 1943-45 this was due to the terrain over which the armies advanced and the destruction of bridges by the retreating German army.
www.remuseum.org.uk /corpshistory/rem_corps_part16.htm   (11286 words)

 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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 The British Army - Bibliography
For the student of the British army in the American Revolution, the chief value of the Admiralty Papers lies in the data which they contain regarding the transportation and convoying of troops and supplies from England to America.
Although the author is strongly biased in favor of the German auxiliaries, his conclusions regarding the value of their service to England during the struggle are based upon such a wealth of contemporary evidence that they cannot be lightly dismissed as mere prejudice.
The main emphasis of this well-known work is laid upon the history of the British army during the middle ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
www.americanrevolution.org /britisharmy8.html   (5029 words)

 Marine Corps History
Commandant of the Marine Corps Annual Reports for the years 1957 through 1960 reflect the reduced manning levels throughout the FMF, stating of the Divisions and Wings, “their capability for sustained combat has been seriously diminished.” Reserve training also suffered during this period due to lack of funding.
Nevertheless, in 1960 the Marine Corps began a five-year surge in its readiness that brought it to its highest level of peacetime effectiveness by the eve of the Vietnam War.
By 1972 the Marine Corps was once again down to 200,000 men and post-Vietnam redeployments had returned the Corps to the same basing and deployment patterns that had been in effect from 1960 to 1965.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usmc/history.htm   (3185 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Loos, 1915
The French and British High Command, notably French Commander-in-Chief Joseph Joffre, relied upon numerical supremacy - 3 to 1 in favour of the French at Champagne - to overpower the Germans.
Haig's strategy involved the deployment of I and IV Corps in the gap between Loos and the La Bassee Canal, while II and III Corps formed diversionary attacks.
Haig had asked the British Commander-in-Chief, Sir John French, to make available IX Corps for potential reserve use the same day, but French had argued that they would not be required until the following morning.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/loos.htm   (838 words)

 The Sikh Regiments : Gateway to Sikhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The 14th Sikhs were one of two battalions earmarked to join the 37th Brigade of the 14th Division to replace the 36th and 45th Sikhs, who had done magnificently in some recent fighting near Kut but had suffered such serious casualties that they had to be withdrawn from the front to reorganize.
However, in the first half of May the 51 st Brigade took part in the I Corps advance up the Tigris to hold the Turkish force at Fat-ha while the British III Corps operated against Kirkuk.
On the 27th of October, when it was clear that the enemy was in full retreat, the 18th Division was ordered to push ahead to prevent the Turks crossing to that side of the river and to support the 11th Cavalry Brigade.
www.allaboutsikhs.com /warriors/fww_mesopotamia.htm   (3547 words)

 Volunteer Regiments of the British Army: Overview
The revolutions of 1848 in continental Europe, and the emergence of the French Second Republic and Second Empire fueled British mistrust of France (despite their alliance against Russia) and gave rise to a renewed volunteer movement.
A "Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve" created on 1 April 1967 merged the small corps of regular reservists with the Territorial Army, and only a handful of T.A. units were preserved in their previous form.
In the infantry, brigade groupings of regular regiments had been substituted for the regiments in 1951 as the "corps" basis for recruitment, training and cross-posting.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/lists/targts.htm   (1938 words)

 British Artillery Organisations 1939-45
As with most armies, the British Army's organisation was decided by the General Staff, in accordance with the available manpower and the Army's doctrine.
British units have 'peace' and 'war' establishments, the former being called 'reduced' prior to 1939.
In early 1945 another armoured corps practice was adopted, two of the four gun numbers on each gun in a SP regiment were 'removed' and 'replaced' by a 'gunner-operator' and a 'gunner-mechanic'.
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 Mounted Regts
In France, these squadrons were combined to form corps mounted regiments and in July 1916 the two squadrons of the 4th Light Horse joined a squadron from the Otago Mounted Rifles, a New Zealand Unit, to form the II ANZAC Mounted Regiment.
The Allies launched their own offensive in August 1918 centred on the Somme valley and the XXII Corps commander, Lieutenant General Alexander Godley, was given command of III Corps for the operation.
The XXII Corps Mounted Regiment was disbanded in early December 1918 and the Australian squadrons were merged with the 13th Light Horse Regiment.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-a-l-horse/mounted_regiments.htm   (1347 words)

 HyperWar: The War in France and Flanders 1939–1940 [Chapter X]
The War Diary of Guderian's XIX Corps (1st, 2nd and 10th Armoured Divisions) has two entires on the 22nd May which are relevant to the action at Boulogne.
When, therefore, he learned on the morning of May the 24th that the whole British force had gone home to England during the night, without warning him that they were doing so, it is easy to realise that in his eyes British action appeared to be less reasonable.
In the south the British defence was pierced, and the enemy gained a foothold in the town from which he could not be dislodged.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/UN/UK/UK-NWE-Flanders/UK-NWE-Flanders-10.html   (6004 words)

 Reasons to Love the Corps
It's the oldest occupied residence in Washington, D.C. During the war of 1812, the British did not burn the house out of respect for the Corps.
He started in the Corps with a reserve commission and was released in the draw down after World War I. He then enlisted as a corporal, served in Haiti and received his second commission in 1924.
``I love the Marine Corps for those intangible possessions that cannot be issued: Pride, honor, integrity and being able to carry on the traditions for generations of warriors past.
www.ibanez.net /reasons_to_love_the_corps.htm   (3060 words)

 British Aircraft--Martlet and Wildcat fighters
Named "Martlet I" in British service, these 81 aircraft had originally been ordered by France and were taken over by the British after France surrendered.
The later British "Martlets" and "Wildcats" were extensively used at sea, primarily based on escort carriers though some were also carried aboard fleet carriers.
Watercolor by Dwight Shepler, USNR, 1943, depicting U.S. and British warships in the Pentlant Firth during an operation toward the Norwegian coast, coincident with the Sicily invasion, July 1943.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/ac-forn/uk/ukac-m/martlet.htm   (755 words)

 Major Richard Bower Bristed, O.B.E., Royal Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The battalion was then transferred to the British III Corps for the battle at Morval between the 25
By this time the labour battalions were part of the Labour Corps and no longer part of the Royal Engineers, the change having been made in January of 1917.
In addition to the Order of the British Empire, Major Bristed was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal with mention in despatches oak leaf for his service during the Great War of 1914-1918.
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 Drum Corps and Musical Marching Arts
Drum Corps International (DCI) is a nonprofit youth organization serving junior drum and bugle corps around the globe.
Most of us do not like to be called "marching bands," not out of any disrespect for that activity, but because of a yearning for an understanding of what we do and how it is different from the marching bands you will typically see at high school and college football games.
The primary function of DCA is to provide an organization of senior drum and bugle corps with rules and regulations which provide for continuous progress and growth for senior corps.
www.ibowtie.com /marchingarts.html   (1151 words)

 Brief histories of the British Corps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Formed in Gallipoli as the British Army Corps in May 1915, and designated VIII Corps in June 1915.
Had major responsibility for failure of northern sector of British offensive on the Somme, 1st July 1916, and was never again responsible for a major offensive.
Formed by the renumbering of the XV Corps which had itself been formed from the Indian Corps, January 1916.
www.1914-1918.net /corps_bats.htm   (833 words)

 Peters' Corps
Most American loyalists were used in rear areas, but it was a mark of the high regard in which Colonel Peters was held that the rangers were assigned to serve with General Fraser's Advance Corps, together with the British Light Infantry, and Brunswick Jaegers.
The regiment took part in the operations around Ft. Ticonderoga, and at the Battles of Hubbardton and Bennington, always in the thick of the fight.
Our goal is to make the Peters' Corps experience a thoroughly enjoyable one for our members, and to educate the public in all aspects of 18
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