Pendraken Miniatures Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
19 March 2019, 05:40:34 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
We've purchased the Castle Arts buildings range!
272228 Posts in 16249 Topics by 2169 Members
Latest Member: johnbrit1
* Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
+  Pendraken Miniatures Forum
|-+  Wider Wargaming
| |-+  Genre/Period Discussion
| | |-+  20th Century (Moderator: GordonY)
| | | |-+  Tank Platoons, c.1962
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Tank Platoons, c.1962  (Read 736 times)
mad lemmey
Count
*******
*
Posts: 18837



« Reply #15 on: 16 December 2018, 08:32:19 PM »

Sounds like Soxmis had tape measures!
Logged

Chekov's Gun, Occam's Razor, and Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle walk into a bar. You won't believe what happens next!

2016 Pendraken Painting Competion Participation Prize  (Lucky Dip Catagory) Winner 😎
holdfast
Lieutenant
*
Posts: 221


« Reply #16 on: 14 March 2019, 08:41:10 PM »

I am coming late to this, for which sorry.
However, it is worth remembering that there is a difference between the peace establishment and the war establishment, and that folk leaving had a reserve service liability which was occasionally invoked.
That was how it was planned to man the extra crewless tanks. Whether the mobilised reservists would have made it in time is anyone's guess and depends on how prepared the politicians were to signal an escalation in readiness by calling up reserves. The difference between PE and WE was in the order of 15% overall but about 20% of officers (to fill the Liaison posts with flanking formations, posts which were seldom filled in peace).
The challenge for most of the time in question is that selective call-up of reserves wasn't possible. There was in effect one big switch on the call which said 'Mobilise reserves'. After 1st Gulf War we got a bit more clever and were starting to mobilise specific categories of specialities.
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!