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Re: DSII Question- Obstacles

From: Jerry 'Ghoti' Han <jhan@i...>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:25:10 -0500
Subject: Re: DSII Question- Obstacles

Los wrote:
> I know that the Canadians managed to get around the disbanding of the
para bn (or
> was it a regt.?) by creating independent para companies. Is that how
they did it?

We called it a Regiment, but I do think it was a large battalion in
size (not more than a thousand men or so), certainly not built like
an Armoured Cav. Regiment stateside.   (Somebody with Reg Force 
experience may want to correct me here as to the actual established

Yes, Canadian Reg Force Regiments are now required to provide support
for 'jump companies' within each regiment.  Each company is formally
located within the TO&E of the home regiment, but I don't know how
they're supposed to be used pratically.

(Hell, I'm not sure DND knows... (8-/)


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