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PostSubject: Or were they ?   Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:14 am

Hi all

When a British imperial infantry company is in close order, in two ranks like Gingindlovu or four ranks like Ulundi, in what ranks were the NCO's, according to their grades? And where in the rank? And the officers they were where?

There are no booklets descriptions of the Rules of deployment of a company ?

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PostSubject: Re: Or were they ?   Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:46 am

Ok ,It seem that the Sergeants were behind their sections and the Officers behind the sergeants directing fire or sometimes stationed along the coy from one end to the other.


but the "lance-sergeants - corporals and lances-corporals" in what ranks are they and what places ?
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PostSubject: Re: Or were they ?   Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:15 pm

Lance sergeants - as needed - but where in the line ?

Caporels etc. - in line - but where in the line ?
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PostSubject: Re: Or were they ?   Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:29 pm

Pascal MAHE wrote:
Ok ,It seem that the Sergeants were behind their sections and the Officers behind the sergeants directing fire or sometimes stationed along the coy from one end to the other.


but the "lance-sergeants - corporals and lances-corporals" in what ranks are they and  what places ?

Based on what you say about Sergeants and Officer would it not be.

From the rear.
Officers
Sergeants
Corporals
Lance Corporals
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PostSubject: Re: Or were they ?   Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:45 pm

After you ,at Ulundi, all Lance-Sergeants are in the 4th rank, all corporals in the 3rd rank and all Lance - corporals in 2nd rank ???...

And at Gingindlovu, all Lance-Sergeants and Corporals in all ang 2nd rank and and all Lance Corporals in the 1st rank??? ...
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PostSubject: Re: Or were they ?   Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:59 pm

Pascal MAHE wrote:
After you ,at Ulundi, all Lance-Sergeants are in the 4th rank, all corporals in the 3rd rank and all Lance - corporals in 2nd rank ???...

And at Gingindlovu, all Lance-Sergeants and Corporals in all ang 2nd rank and and all Lance Corporals in the 1st rank??? ...

OK Then reverse by list above
From the front.
1 Privates
2 Lance Corporals
3 Corporals
4 Sergeants
5 Officers


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PostSubject: Re: Or were they ?   Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:19 pm

And if iln'y has two ranks like at Gingindhlovu?

And then they where in the ranks? At each ends, in the middle, dispatched ?
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