Platoon Numbering - Airborne Forces

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by gmyles, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member


    I found a pic online of what pertains to be 7 Platoon of A Company of 6 Para Btn in Greece in 1944.

    Question is, if there are three platoons to a company, logic would suggest A company's platoons would be numbered 1, 2 and 3. B's, 4, 5, and 6 etc etc.

    So how does A Company end up having 7 Platoon?

    Thanks in advance

  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Officially, the rifle pl numbering followed on from the HQ Coy /Spt Coy pls.
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  3. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Thanks Idler.

    That makes more sense now.


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