Writing unit numbers with Arabic and Roman numerals

Discussion in 'Historiography' started by Chris C, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. According to the Pamphlet "24th Lancers" is the correct full title to use, but "24L" is not the authorized abbreviation. "24 L" is ;)
     
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  2. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian layabout

    Just thought this might be interesting to some here. Following twitter chat on whether corps should be referred to with Roman numerals, the fellow behind the Crusader Project blog wrote about it with reference to primary material:

    Editorial Note – Numbering/Naming Corps and Units
     
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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Cheers for that.
    Missed it before.
    I always thought it was arabic numerals for a Division , Roman numerals for a Corps , the number as a word for an Army.
     
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  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I think my idea in the post above comes from when I was reading alot more books on The Great War, here's an extract from The Guards Div history.
    Units denoted as I mentioned above.
    First Army in words
    XI Corps in Roman numerals.
    3rd Cavalry Division in arabic numerals.
     

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