Tempest414 wrote: in this case with 12 vehicles its more a reinforced Company
There are of course many other vehicles; but yes, taking off the base element, it is a company-level deployment
Tempest414 wrote: the 1st Division as a Light mechanised division should be undertaking by sending a battalion battle group
When Light Protected Mobility was all the craze, I saved this snippet and I am sharing it without any knowledge if things have changed since, but the more interesting bit was in the foot notes. Namely that despite the pairing of the bns (on paper), in reality the reserves would be used to swell the ranks... and to do that they would of course have to train on the same vehicles. Most of which we have plenty
As we know, tables don't 'travel' on(to) these pages, so readability is not at its optimum in the below (but worth noting how the basing is across all of UK; compare with Cattering becoming the super-garrison for the readily deployable Strike Bdes):
Affiliated battalions are shown in the next table.
Light Protected Mobility Battalion – Army Reserve Affiliations
Unit Role Location Affiliated Reserve Unit
2nd Bn the Yorkshire Regiment Light Protected Mobility Catterick 4th Bn The Yorkshire Regiment (R) (York)
2nd Bn the Royal Anglian Regiment Light Protected Mobility Cottesmore 3rd Bn the Royal Anglian Regiment (R) (Bury St Edmunds)
1st Bn the Royal Irish Regiment Light Protected Mobility Tern Hill 2nd Bn the Royal Irish Regiment (R) (Lisburn)
1st Bn The Welsh Guards Light Protected Mobility Pirbright 3rd Bn The Royal Welsh (R) (Cardiff)
3rd Bn The Rifles Light Protected Mobility Edinburgh 5th Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (R) (Newcastle)
3rd Bn The Royal Regiment of Scotland Light Protected Mobility Fort George 7th Bn The Royal Regiment of Scotland (R) (Perth)
Ever-lasting truths: Multi-year budgets/ planning by necessity have to address the painful questions; more often than not the Either-Or prevails over Both-And.
If everyone is thinking the same, then someone is not thinking (attributed to Patton)