What is battalion?


A battalion is a military unit of around 300–1,200 soldiers usually consisting of between two and seven companies and typically commanded by either a lieutenant colonel or a colonel. Several battalions are grouped to form a regiment or a brigade.

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59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment Of Foot - Napoleonic Wars - Formation of Second Battalion
... In August 1804, while stationed in England, a second battalion of the 59th Foot was raised ... The 1st Battalion sailed in the following year for the Cape of Good Hope, while the 2nd Battalion was to remain on garrison duty in England, Ireland and the Channel Islands until 1808 ...
39th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom) - Post World War II
... It took up duties in the south of the canal zone with two battalions, the 1st Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) and 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling ... It was joined by 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment, soon afterwards ... Again at a strength of two battalions, 1st Buffs being joined by 1st Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment, it arrived in April 1953 and was soon deployed in Kenya's Rift Valley ...
39th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom) - First World War Formation
9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment 7th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment 39th ...
7th Battalion (Australia)
... The 7th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army ... in 1914 as part of the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, the battalion was completely recruited from Victoria and formed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division ... The battalion served during the Gallipoli campaign where it had the distinction of having four of its members awarded the Victoria Cross ...
35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment Of Foot - 19th-Century - Amalgamation
... The result was a two-battalion Royal Sussex Regiment where the 35th Foot became the 1st Battalion and the 107th became the 2nd Battalion ... It was not common for both battalions of a regiment to be stationed in the same place at the same time, (one exception being the ill-fated 24th ...

More definitions of "battalion":

  • (noun): An army unit usually consisting of a headquarters and three or more companies.