CUSTARD Cavalry Squadron

CUSTARD's tank strength lies in its cavalry forces which are organized in independent squadrons. A typical cavalry squadron has an HQ troop, two tank troops, two cavalry recce troops and a support troop on strength.

HQ Troop - Usually the HQ troop is made up of two command vehicles (M3 Halftracks), an armoured vehicle for the Squadron commander (Ferret or Humber scout car), a SPAA section (M16/23) and a HQ and admin section.

Tank troop - Two tank sections with two tanks each and the troop commander's tank make up a typical tank troop; the mainstay of CUSTARD's cavalry forces are the Centurion tanks, though older Sherman tanks are in use as well. Rumour has it that recently CUSTARD managed to acquire a small number of even more modern vehicles to counter the threat posed by Libyan T-72 tanks.

Cavalry recce troop - Cavalry scouts are considered to be among the best infantrymen CUSTARD has; they operate in sections of five men (1 NCO, 1 AT team, 1 LMG team) carried in an armoured APC (Sherman conversion); three sections make up a troop

Support troop - An integral part of every cavalry squadron is the support troop containing two sections of armoured engineers riding in armoured APCs (Sherman conversion) and a section of SP mortars (M3 halftrack).

 

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CUSTARD Infantry Company

The basic building block of CUSTARD infantry units is the infantry company, usually made up of five platoons - an HQ platoon, 3 infantry platoons and a support platoon. 

HQ platoon - Usually the HQ platoon has a SPAA section (Truck), a couple of radio/office trucks and an armoured command vehicle for the company commander on strength. Sometimes recce elements made up mainly of WW2-vintage Humber armoured cars are detached to infantry HQ platoons.

Infantry platoon - Three infantry squads (1 NCO, 2 rifle teams, 1 LMG team, 1 AT team) and a platoon HQ including a spotter and a sniper make up a standard infantry platoon.

Support platoon - A standard support platoon consists of a HMG section (1 NCO, 3 Vickers HMG), a mortar section (1 NCO, 2 81mm mortar) and an AT section (1 NCO, 3 73mm RR gun). Both infantry and support platoons can be moved around in trucks, though these don't organically belong to an infantry company.

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CUSTARD SF Recce Group

Taking the LRDG as a model, CUSTARD command has established a small core of elite recce units tasked with deep-strike missions. Small, highly mobile and with a lot of firepower, these independent units are the cutting edge of CUSTARD's armed forces.

 

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