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THE MOTORISED INFANTRY BATTALION
7. Organisation. The
battalion comprises of a battalion headquarters, support company, three rifle
companies and added elements namely, a signals troop, light workshop troop,
medical personnel, health personnel and a chaplain. (see Diagram of
8. Battalion headquarters.
This comprises the command element of the battalion and can normally be
subdivided into the following elements: ...
9. Support company.
Although the support weapons platoons also form part of the support company, it
is only for administrative purposes. The battalion commanding officer controls
these platoons directly through the platoon leaders. Elements of these platoons
can also be placed under command of the rifle companies for their use. The
support company comprises of: ...
10. Rifle companies. There
are three rifle companies in the battalion numbered A (Alpha), B (Bravo), and C
(Charlie). Each company comprises of...
11. Echelons. The personnel
and vehicles of the battalion are divided into echelons for the purpose of establishing
a system that promotes the following:...
12. The following are the echelons for conventional
13. Communications. See the
Radio Diagram for the motorised infantry battalion.