FORMATIONS (TO&E), PART 2

From 1919 to 1938, building Finnish Army

 

(Plan of) (Infantry) Division, year 1919:

Divisional HQ

Cavalry Half-Platoon

3 Infantry Regiments

Artillery Unit

Field telegraphs Unit

Engineer Company

Medical Platoon

Supply Columns

 

Tank Company, 1919:

1 Command Tank (FT-17)

3 Tank Platoons

Manpower: 5 officers + 15 NCOs + 95 men = total 115

Total amount of tanks = 16

 

Finnish Army, 1921:

(After re-organising made in 1920 - 1921)

Finnish Army HQ

 

Technical Troops

Radio Corps

Air Force

 

Tank Regiment

 

Cavalry Brigade

 

Heavy Artillery Regiment, Viipuri

 

Jaeger Brigade

 

1st (Infantry) Division

 

2nd (Infantry) Division

 

3rd Division

 

 

Division, 1927:

(After reorganisation made 1926- 1927)

Divisional HQ

Medical Company

Veterinarian Company

Ammunition Column

Medical Column

Engineer Unit

Gas-protection Company

Supply Company

Signal Company

3 Infantry Regiments

Field Artillery Regiment

Squad sizes between 1919 - 1939:

Year

Rifle Squad

LMG Squad

MG Squad

1919

1 + 9

none

1 + 4 or 1 + 5

1922

1 + 13

none

1 + 4

1927

1 + 8

1 + 8

1 + 4

1932

1+ 9

1 + 6

1 + 5

Weapons of rifle squad in 1919: Pistol + 9 rifles.
Weapons of rifle squad in 1922: Light machinegun + 12 rifles + pistol.
Weapons of rifle squad in 1927: pistol + 8 rifles.
Weapons of light machinegun squad in 1927: Light machinegun + pistol + 7 rifles.
Weapons of rifle squad in 1932: Submachine gun + pistol + 8 rifles
Weapons of light machinegun squad in 1932: Light machinegun + pistol + 5 rifles

 


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