Brigade Machine Gun Squadron (Great War)

Squadrons of the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) were known as Brigade Machine Gun Squadrons.

Terminology of machine gun units was officially set out in 1917.

Machine-Gun Corps.- The following definitions are laid down for the Cavalry, Infantry and Motor Branches of Machine Gun Corps:-

Section = 4 machine guns with personnel.

Sub-Section = 2 machine guns with personnel.

Detachment = 1 machine gun with personnel.

Training Manuals and War Establishments will be amended accordingly.

Army Order 164 of 1917.


  • The National Archives. WO 123/59. Army Orders 1917.