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  • I/1931/8F/1Notified in A.C.Is. for the week ending 25th May 1938

    A CAVALRY LIGHT TANK REGIMENT

    Consisting of Regimental headquarters 4 light tanks and 2 armoured scout carriers Headquarters squadron Squadron headquarters Anti tank troop 4 2pdr anti tank guns Motor cycle troop Administrative troop 3 squadrons (each)

    Squadron headquarters divided into fighting (3 light tanks, 1 armoured scout carrier) and administrative portions

    5 troops each of 3 light tanks(i) Personnel

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    Lieutenant colonel 1 1Majors 1 1 1 4Captains 1 1 1 1 4Adjutant 1 1Quartermaster 1 1 1Subalterns 2 1 1 2 1 2 10

    Total officers 5 1 1 2 4 2 1 4 21Regimental sergeant major 1 1Regimental quartermaster sergeant 1 1 1Quartermaster sergeant (technical) 1 1 1Squadron sergeant majors 1 1 1 1 4Warrant officers class III 1 1 1 5 16

    Total warrant officers 1 1 1 2 4 1 1 6 23Squadron quartermaster sergeants 1 1 1 1 4Transport sergeant 1 1 1Signal sergeant 1 1Sergeant cook 1 1 1Provost sergeant 1 1 1Sergeants 1 2 2 1 1 5 18

    Total sergeants 2 1 2 2 1 6 1 1 1 6 26Corporals 4 2 3 2 7 3 3 3 18 65Troopers 14 2 22 35 48 107 10 18 8 8 68 325

    Total rank and file 18 2 24 38 50 114 13 18 11 11 86 390Total other ranks 21 4 27 40 53 124 14 19 12 13 96 433Total all ranks 26 5 27 41 55 128 16 19 13 13 100 454

    AttachedR.A.M.C.Medical officer 1 1 1R.A.O.C.Armourers 2 2 2

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    Electrician 1 1 1 Armament artificer 1 1 1 Fitter (motor vehicle) 1 1 3 Light aid detachment 13 13 13R.SignalsSignals section 2 6 6 1 1 11R.A.S.C.Drivers I.C. (2nd line transport)

    4 4 4

    Total regiment including attached 26 5 27 41 60 131 16 20 13 13 101 462

    (ii) Distribution of rank and file by trades and dutiesTradesmen

    Carpenter and joiner 1 1 1Clerk 1 1 1Driver mechanics 2 1 1 2 2 2 12 39Driver operators 5 1 1 5 3 3 20 66Motor mechanics 1 1 2 2 7Equipment repairers 1 1 1Storemen (technical) 2 2 1 1 5

    Total tradesmen 7 1 1 6 8 7 3 5 5 35 120Non tradesmen

    Batmen 11 11 4 4 23Clerks 3 3 1 1 6Cooks 2 2 2 2 8Driver I.C. 9 1 5 17 23 4 7 6 6 41 155Intelligence duties 1 1 1 4Medical officers orderly 1 1 1Regimental police 2 2 2Motor cyclists 36 36 36A.T. gun detachments 18 18 18L.M.G. or A.T. rifle detachments 1 1 1 4Officers mess cook 1 1 1Officers mess servant 1 1 1Postman 1 1 1Sanitary duties 3 3 3Water duties 2 2 2Storeman (non technical) 1 1 1 1 4

    Total non tradesmen 11 1 23 38 44 106 6 15 6 6 51 270Total rank and file 18 2 24 38 50 114 13 18 11 11 80 320

    (iii) TransportMotor cycles 41 41 41Trucks 8cwt 4 wheeled 5-seater 1 1 3 4 5Trucks 15cwt 4wheeled G.S. 6 6 3 3 15

  • Regimental Headquarters(administered by H.Q. squadron)

    Tank 1 Lieutenanat-colonelSerjeantCorporal, driver operatorWireless set ( to squadron)

    Tank 2 Major (2nd in command)Corporal, driver mechanicOperator, signalsWireless set (rear link)

    Tank 3 AdjutantCorporal driver, I.C.Driver operatorWireless set (to squadron)

    Tank 4 Signal or intelligence officerDriver, I.C.Driver operatorWireless set (reserve)

    Relief men for tanks carried in adminstrative troop

    Signal serjeantDriver mechanic2 drivers, I.C.Operator signals

    Scout carrier 1 Signal or intelligence officerIntelligence corporalTrooperDriver, I.C.Light machine gunAnti-tank rifle

    Scout carrier 2 Regimental serjeant majorDriver operatorDriver, I.C.Wireless set (to transport)Light machine gunAnti-tank rifle

    8-cwt truck (for liaison or reconnaissance)

    Driver, I.C.Driver operatorWirelesss set(3 seats for officers)

    Total personnel, excluding R. Signals 26Pistols 20; rifles 6

    Headquarters SquadronSquadron headquarters

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    Tanks light 4 3 3 3 18 58Armoured scout carriers 2 1 1 5Dragons light 5 5 5Lorries 30cwt 6 wheeled G.S. 8 8 4 4 20Trailers 15cwt 2 wheeled water 1 1 1Total vehicles excluding motor cycles and trailers 7 1 5 17 23 4 7 3 3 26 108AttachedR.SignalsSignals section Truck 15cwt G.S. 1 1 1 Lorry 3ton 6 wheeled G.S. 1 1 1R.A.O.C.Light aid detachment Motor cycles 1 1 1 Car 2-seater 4 wheeled 1 1 1 Lorries 3ton 6 wheeled Breakdown 1 1 1 Store 1 1 1Total vehicle on road excluding motor cycles and trailer 7 1 5 22 28 4 7 3 3 26 113

    2nd line R.A.S.C.

    Lorries 3ton 4 wheeled for supplies 2 2 2

    (iv) Organisation

  • 8-cwt. truck CaptainSquardonr serjeant-majorSquadron quarter-master-serjeantClerkDriver,I.C

    Total personnel 5Pistols 2; rifles 3

    Motor cycle troop(Pool of motor cyclists for use as required or for allotment to

    squadrons)Motor cycle 1 Transport subalternMotor cycle 2 Transport serjeantMotor cycle 3 Provost serjeantMotor cycles 4 and 5 2 police corporalsMotor cycle 6 Corporal motot cyclistMotor cycles 7 to 41 35 motor cyclists

    Total personnel 41Pistols 41

    Administrative Troop8-cwt. truck 1 Quarter-master

    Driver, I.C.Driver operatorElectrician, signalsWireless set (to R.S.Ms. carrier)

    8-cwt. truck 2 Techinical officerTechnical quater-master-serjeantBatmanDriver, I.C.(spare seat)

    8-cwt. truck 3 Regimental quarter-master-serjeant2 batmenDriver, I.C.(spare seat)

    15-cwt. truck 1 Corporal clerk2 clerksPostmanDriver, I.C.Office gear

    15-cwt. truck 2 Medical officer (attached)Medical orderlyBatmanDriver, I.C.Medical equipment

    15-cwt. truck 3 Mess serjeantMess cook3 batmenDriver, I.C.Officers mess equipment

    15-cwt. truck 4 Serjeant cook2 cooksDriver, I.C.Cooking setWater in tins

    15-cwt. truck 5 Technical storemanDriver, I.C.Petrol for distributionLight machine gunAnti-tank rifle

    15-cwt. truck 6 Driver, I.C.(6 relief cavalry men and 1 relief signalman for R.H.Q. tanks)Light machine gunAnti-tank rifle

    30-cwt. lorry 1 Storeman (non technical)Driver, I.C.Baggage and blanketsLight machine gunAnti-tank rifle

    30-cwt. lorry 2 Armament artifcer (fitter) R.A.O.C. (aatached)Fitter2 armourers, R.A.O.C. (attached)Electrician, R.A.O.C. (attached)Carpenter and joinerEquipment repairerDriver, I.C.Tools

    30-cwt. lorry 3 Corporal for technical storesDriver, I.C.Technical stores

    30-cwt. lorry 4 Batman2 water duty menButcherDriver, I.C.Officers baggageRations and cooking gear over from truck 4 draws water trailer

    30-cwt. lorries 5, 6, and 7

    Driver, I.C.BatmanAmmunition

    30-cwt lorry 8 Driver, I.C.3 snaitary duty menAmmunition reserveLight machine gunAnti-tank rifle

    Attached R. Signals

    15-cwt truck(delivery of batteries)

    Driver, I.C.

    3-ton lorry Serjeant electrician, signalsInstrument mechanicDriver, I.C.Battery charging setTools

    Total personnel, excluding attached 56Pistols 6 including 1 for medical officer and 1 for armament artifer.Rifles 54 including 2 for armourers and 1 for electrician R.A.O.C.

    3 Squadrons (each)Squadron headquarters (fighting

    Tank 1 MajorCorporal, driver mechanicDriver operatorWireless set (to troops)

    Tank 2 CaptainDriver, I.C.Corporal, driver operatorWireless set (rear link)

  • Scout carrier 1 Squadron serjeant-majoCorporal, driver I.C.Driver operatorWireless set (reserve)Light machine gunAnti-tank rifle

    Scout carrier 2 ClerkTrooper for intelligenceDriver, I.C. (seat for officer)Light machine gunAntit-tank rifle

    Relief men