Greatest military units of all time - Page 3

July 23rd, 2006  
Originally Posted by phoenix80
PPLIR = Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Regiment?
PPCLI, actually. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.

And as for the 'Canadian Contribution'

Princess Pat's:

Royal Canadian Regiment:

Le Royale 22e Régiment:

And those are just the Reg Force Infantry Units today. There's more here:

Some good reading in there.
July 24th, 2006  
what about the US Marine scout snipers in Vietnam? not only were they snipers, but they were trained in artillery and airstrike operations as well.
Maybe a current US serviceman can answer this for me. Is it unusual for US soldiers to be trained in calling in artillery and air support?

Because it is a core competency in Australia, everyone needs to know the all corps call for fire process.
July 25th, 2006  
I would like to make mention of the Army of Occupation in the Mexican/American War. It fought very well against much larger enemies.
August 4th, 2006  
23 Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army.
Battle of Longewala in 1971, a company of around 120 with just 2 recoiless rifles held out an outpost, with no minefield or artillery, against a Pakistani force of over 2000 troops and atleast 50 tanks, untill air support could come in.

Mauryan forces under Chandragupta (322-298BC) and his successors.
Forces overran almost all of South Asia. (Expansion stopped because of Emperor Asokas conversion to Buddhism). Gained control of ex-Persian territories, including large areas of Aghanistan and bits of Iran, through war and treties with Seleucus Nicator, Alexander's heir to the Greco-Bactrian areas.
September 15th, 2006  
A few IDF units to be considred:

Sayeret MATKAL
7th Armored Brigade
"Golani"-1st Infantery Brigade
35th Paratroop Brigade
September 17th, 2006  
Texans at the Alamo? WHOO! They are truly brave and fighters.
September 17th, 2006  
Originally Posted by Fox
Texans at the Alamo? WHOO! They are truly brave and fighters.
I listed them.
September 22nd, 2006  
Im surprised nobody mentioned this:

THE IRON BRIGADE (2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana) Union Army, aka 'The Black Hats'. Probably one of the best infantry brigades in the entire Civil War. These were crack troops.

Only one of the exploits (but most famous)

1st Day at Gettsysburg the held off an entire division allowing Meade's Army of the Potomac to join the engagement and prevented Lee from capturing Culps Hill and the Little Round tops.

They took 85% casualties...
November 2nd, 2006  
Senior Chief
I would have to add to the list.

USS W.S. Sims - FF1059
USS Whipple - FF1062
USS Clark - FFG11
USS Samuel E. Morrison - FFG13
USS Saratoga - CV60

These Ships (units) are added due to the commonality of having a certain EWCS serve onboard each of them in various periods of his career!
November 3rd, 2006  
And what's about the Fallschirmjäger in WW2 who fought at Crete, in North Africa or in Italy???

Glück ab!

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