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Old 06-18-2013, 06:50 PM
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Default Gurkhas in Germany

Hello all,

A while back there was a thread (which I can't find) where a member was asking how to work Gurkhas into their campaign in Germany/Poland. I had suggested that post-Options there were several Bns so undermanned that a Gurkha Coy was used to reinforce them as their third Rifle Coy. However I have just discovered a better answer. As part of my ongoing research on BAOR, I just discovered that the two Gurkha Demonstration Coys (Sandhurst and Brecon) reinforced 1 Armd Div on TTW. As of now I believe that their role was Force Protection.

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Sorry for the thread resurrection but.........

According to the TA ORBAT Review & Parachute Regiment Group Trials Study I am perusing, the two Gurkha Coys were bridge demolition guards on the Leine reinforced with eight (four to each Coy) MILAN FPs (with crews) from The Parachute Regt Group.
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So essentially their intended role, at least in the early stages of war, were fairly static infantry who conducted relatively short range foot patrols of the surrounding area and crawled all over the bridges at regular intervals checking for charges.

From a game perspective they'd be infantry with a possible addition of Combat Engineering/Demolitions skill (probably about one in ten trained with disarming and disposal).
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Sorry for the thread resurrection but.........

According to the TA ORBAT Review & Parachute Regiment Group Trials Study I am perusing, the two Gurkha Coys were bridge demolition guards on the Leine reinforced with eight (four to each Coy) MILAN FPs (with crews) from The Parachute Regt Group.
What size unit is a Coy?
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:35 PM
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British Army abbreviation for Company.
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Thank you.
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