NA/229/1 (XII/957/1)


Effective date 9th December, 1943        R E S T R I C T E D    
       
               1 DEMOLITION SQUADRON          NA/229/1      
           
                         WAR ESTABLISHMENT      
           



DETAILS


           
                (i) Personnel          
           
  Major 1       1
  Captains 1 1     2
  Lieutenants 1   1 1 3
        Total, officers 3 1 1 1 6
  Squadron serjeant-major 1       1
  Squadron quartermaster-serjeant 1       1
  Serjeants   1 1 1 3
        Total, warrant officers, colour-serjeants 2 1 1 1 5
                and serjeants          
  Corporals 1 1 1 1 4
  Lance-corporals 1 1 1 1 4
  Troopers or privates 11 12 12 12 47
        Total, rank and file 13 14 14 14 55
        Total, other ranks 15 15 15 15 60
        Total, all ranks 18 16 16 16 66
           
Attached          
  R.A.C. - Gunner mechanic 1       1
  R. Signals - Operator, wireless and line (a) 4 1 1 1 7
                Electrician, signals 1       1
  A.C.C. - Cook 1       1
  R.E.M.E. - Vehicle mechanics (includes 1 corporal) 1 1 1 1 4
        Total, 1 demolition squadron 26 18 18 18 80
           
                (ii) Distribution of rank and file
                     by trades and duties
         
           
Tradesmen          
  Clerk (also acts as storeman)(corporal) 1       1
  Driver-mechanics 6 2 2 2 12
           
Non-tradesmen          
  Drivers, I.C. )          
  L.M.G. numbers and riflemen ) 6 12 12 12 42
        Total, rank and file 13 14 14 14 55
           
                (iii) Transport          
           
  Cars, 5-cwt, 4 x 4 4 6 6 6 22
  Trucks, 15-cwt, 4 x 4, G.S. 3       3
  Trucks, 15-cwt, 4 x 4, wireless 2       2
  Lorries, 3-ton, 4 x 4, G.S. 4       4
        Total, vehicles 13 6 6 6 31
           
                (vi) Weapons          
           
Pistols, .45-inch, automatic              62          
Rifles, .303-inch                         42          
Rifles, .303-inch, snipers'                6          
Machine carbines, .45-inch                25          
L.M.Gs, .303-inch                          8          
L.M.Gs, .30-inch, Browning                24          
M.M.Gs, .50-inch, Browning                24          
Mortars, 2-inch                            3          
           
           
                This establishment supersedes ME/866/1          
           

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