This FORM shows how the ideal Force Operational Readiness Mechanism would provide harmony by only having units deployed on Ops every 2 yrs however this is not working at present due to the two medium scale enduring Ops we are currently undertaking.
• "Why is a Major senior to a Lieutenant, yet a Lieutenant
General is senior to a Major General?"
• How can a UK Division be larger than a Turkish Corps?
• What's a GMG and why does the Army fly planes?
• "Poor Jimmy got RPs for an ND on the GMPG during the
APWT on the ETR…"
Royal Navy Army and Royal Marines Royal Air Force
Admiral **** General **** Air Chief Marshal ****
Vice Admiral *** Lieutenant General *** Air Marshall ***
Rear Admiral ** Major General ** Air Vice Marshal **
Commodore * Brigadier * Air Commodore *
Captain Colonel Group Captain
Commander Lieutenant Colonel Wing Commander
Lieutenant Commander Major Squadron Leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant Lieutenant Flying Officer
Midshipman 2nd Lieutenant Pilot Officer
Warrant Officer Warrant Officer 1st Class Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer 2nd Class Flight Sergeant
Chief Petty Officer Staff Sergeant Chief Technician
Petty Officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading Rate Corporal Corporal
Able Rate Private Leading Aircraftsman, Senior
Aircraftsman, Junior Technician
Ranks - Alternatives
• Colour Sergeant = Staff Sergeant.
HAC and Foot Guards:
• Lance Corporals wear two chevrons (and QDG).
• Corporals = Lance Sergeants (with 3 chevrons).
• Second-Lieutenant = Cornet.
• Staff Corporal = Staff Sergeant.
• Corporal of Horse = Sergeant.
• Lance Corporal of Horse = Corporal or Lance Sergeant.
• Lance Corporal (2 Chevrons with a Crown above).
• Conductor = Specially Selected Warrant Officer Class 1
• Task Groups.
• Establishments (E.g.: HMS Collingwood).
Royal Air Force:
• Task Groups.
• Establishments (E.g.: RAF Brize Norton).
• Battle Group or Regimental Combat Team
• Company, Battery or Squadron
• Platoon or Troop
• Squad, Det, Fireteam, Blob, Half-Section, Group…
• Force Integration
• Combined, Joint and Multi-National.
• DEC and Land.
• Sponsor and User not Customer 1 and Customer 2
• CTEs and CTEs
• Collective Training Environments or Establishments.
Royal Navy Equipment:
FAS and Global Security
Collective Training Levels
• Collective training up to Troop / Platoon Level.
• Collective Training at sub-unit level (Company / Squadron).
• Sub-Unit Training in Combined Arms BG context.
• BG Training in a combined arms context.
• Bde sized Formation Training
• Div size Formation Training.
Collective Training Progression
Live Fire Training
Unit Based Training
Building Blocks of Collecting Training
CT1/3CT1 CT1 CT3/4 CT3/4 CT3/4 CT5 CT5 CT6 CT6
BdeTESVirtualLive Constructive MRX
The Collective Training Progression
Formation Operational Readiness Mechanism
Unit & Battle
Fmn TrgRecuperation HR Ops
Unit & Battle
6 months6 months18 months
Acronyms and Abbreviations
• Adaptive Foundation (A War vs The War).
• RISTA/Strike/Jt Fires etc.
• Effects Based Approach.
• Whole Fleet Management.
• Battle Rhythm.
• Saluting and addressing Officers/Soldiers
• Where to go for more info: Andy Kingston: firstname.lastname@example.org.