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CFL said:Oh and nobody has yet to explain to me why this new change in policy which does greatly to neuter the effectivness of the Infantry.
Read my earlier posts on PYs etc. There are only so many people allowed in the CF. As we create new organizations the people have to come from somewhere. We can survive with Mortars manned by Gunners and Engineer sections attached to Rifle Coys vice Pioneers.
As far as being "neutered" or left without support, see the link below. Chapter 4, Annex A, Table 4A.1 Command Relationships. It comes down to assigning and tasking of elements and comd relationships.
The infantry is not going to be sent out on the battlefield without appropriate support. Talk to some people who were on recent operations wrt to Mor and Pnr support.
Again this is not the ideal solution from the infantry point of view, however it will work.
We must be diligent at the higher levels in the development of orbats for operations. We must be diligent in our marry up drills and get to know our supporting arms comds (Arty, Engr, Armd), advisors and soldiers. These are extremely professional people who will invariably go the extra distance to ensure the infantry are not left in the lurch. Read the Comd relationship matrix and note that when they are cut to us, they are our asset, to do with as we see fit dependent on the limitations of the comd relationship.