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THE PLATOON ATTACK. The Platoon Attack The Aim of this lesson Revision - Section Battle Drills Platoon Battle Drills Summary.

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1 THE PLATOON ATTACK

2 The Platoon Attack The Aim of this lesson Revision - Section Battle Drills Platoon Battle Drills Summary

3 The Aim To show you how a Section Attack fits into the broader picture To demonstrate the drills and procedures used by the Platoon in an attack This will give you a basic theoretical knowledge for when you work with the model and when you practice in the field

4 REVISION - SECTION BATTLE DRILLS Battle Preparation Reaction to Effective Enemy Fire Locating the Enemy Winning the Fire Fight The Attack Reorg

5 Platoon Battle Drills 1. Battle Preparation 2. Reaction to any Section coming under Effective Enemy Fire 3. The Attack 4. Reorganization

6 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

7 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO PROTECTION Sentries All - round defence Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

8 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO AMMUNITION Scales: Rifleman: 330 LSW Gunner: 390 GPMG :As the LAW 94mm :op 51mm mortar: requires Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

9 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO WEAPONS Personal weapons Platoon weapons: GPMG LAW 94mm 51mm mortar Other Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

10 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO PERSONAL CAMOUFLAGE AND CONCEALMENT Cam cream Day / Night Use of ground Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

11 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO EQUIPMENT Individual webbing, bergans, daysacks etc Check own kit eg pouches closed, bayonet secured etc Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

12 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO RADIOS Functioning correctly Frequencies Spare batteries Scales Radio silence Codewords Report lines Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

13 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT Equipment specific to operation CWS / NVG Demolitions Scaling eqpt, ladders, ropes etc Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

14 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO ORDERS Platoon Commander receives orders from the Company Commander Does his estimate and prepares own orders Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

15 Platoon Battle Drills PAWPERSO ORDERS Platoon Commanders Gives Orders to Section Commanders Section Commanders Gives Orders to Section Drill 1 - Battle Preparation

16 Platoon Battle Drills Section carries out Reaction to Effective Enemy Fire –RTR Section Commander controls firefight Drill 2 - Reaction to any Section Coming Under Effective Enemy Fire

17 200 m 2 1 3

18 2 3 1

19 2 3 1

20 2 3 1

21 Platoon Battle Drills Maximum fire is brought to bear on en, by section in contact and by Pl wpns, such as GPMG and 51mm Pl Comd moves forward to observe / find out what is going on Drill 2 - Reaction to any Section Coming Under Effective Enemy Fire

22 200 m 2 3 1

23 2 3 1

24 2 3 1

25 2 3 1

26 2 3 1

27 Platoon Battle Drills Pl Cmd may call on indirect (mors & arty) or direct (HMG, Milan) fire sp Section in contact extracts from killing area Drill 2 - Reaction to any Section Coming Under Effective Enemy Fire

28 Platoon Battle Drills Pl Comd makes an estimate and decides on his plan Pl Sgt calls in rear two Sect Cmds Pl Comd sends runner to Pl Sgt with Warning Order (Wng O) Drill 2 - Reaction to any Section coming under Effective Enemy Fire

29 200 m 2 3 1

30 2 3 1

31 2 3 1

32 2 3 1

33 2 3 1

34 Platoon Battle Drills The Warning Order contains: P lan O utline tasks O Gp time and place N MB / loc of Pl RV A dmin / grouping changes H Hour Drill 2 - Reaction to any Section coming under Effective Enemy Fire

35 Platoon Battle Drills The two rear sections move to the Platoon RV, under the Pl Sgt The Section Commanders move to the ‘O’ Gp loc Drill 2 - Reaction to any Section coming under Effective Enemy Fire

36 Platoon Battle Drills The Pl Cmd delivers his Quick Battle Orders (QBOs) Sect Cmds return to their Sects to deliver their own QBOs The fire support section commander is briefed on the radio Drill 2 - Reaction to any Section coming under Effective Enemy Fire

37 200 m 2 3 1

38 2 3 1 RV

39 200 m RV

40 200 m RV

41 Platoon Battle Drills Pl Comd leads assault section from the Pl RV to the Forming Up Point, the FUP The remaining section now becomes the reserve Drill 3 - The Attack

42 Platoon Battle Drills Pl Cmd points out direction of en, and the Line of Departure On H-Hour, the fire support section increases its rate of fire The assault section starts the assault Drill 3 - The Attack

43 200 m RV ‘O’ Gp

44 200 m FUP

45 200 m FUP

46 200 m 1 3 LD 2D 2C

47 Platoon Battle Drills Stage 2 - The Assault The fire teams of the assaulting Sect move forward One fire team will form a firebase, and the other will assault the first en posn Drill 3 - The Attack

48 200 m 1 3 LD 2D 2C

49 200 m 1 3 LD 2D 2C

50 200 m 1 3 LD 2D 2C

51 200 m 1 3 LD 2D 2C

52 200 m 1 3 LD 2D 2C

53 200 m 1 LD 2D 2C 3

54 200 m 1 LD 2D 2C 3

55 Platoon Battle Drills Stage 3 - The Fight Through Once a foothold has been established, the rest of the enemy positions must be captured Drill 3 - The Attack

56 Platoon Battle Drills The assault section now becomes fire support The reserve section now becomes the assault section The fire support section now becomes the reserve section Drill 3 - The Attack

57 The Assault Cycle ASSAULT SUPPRESS RESERVE

58 200 m 1 2 3

59 2 3 1

60 3 2 1

61 3 2 1

62 3 2 1

63 Platoon Battle Drills Once the en posn is taken the platoon is at its most vulnerable because It is low on ammo and may have casualties Men are disorientated and spread out The en know this, and it is the ideal time for a counterattack The position may have been DFd Drill 4 - Reorganization

64 Platoon Battle Drills Pl Comd decides loc Sect Cmds must : allot arcs as per QBOs (TBC by Pl Cmd) Confirm link men Check condition of Sect members 2ICs and men report to Pl Sgt for work party, with ammo and cas states Drill 4 - Reorganization

65 Platoon Battle Drills Pl Sgt must : Give ammo&cas state to Pl Cmd asp. Organise work party, which will treat cas, redistribute ammo, search en dead, escort PWs Drill 4 - Reorganization

66 Platoon Battle Drills Pl Comd must: Ensure fire sp sect rejoins, set up Pl HQ, site arcs (nb LSW & LAW), send SITREP The Pl Comd must either order the advance to continue or the Platoon must begin digging in Drill 4 - Reorganisation

67 Summary The Platoon Attack is an attack by the sections planned and orchestrated by Platoon Headquarters The principles of a quick attack are Speed, Concentration of Firepower and Simplicity

68 SUMMARY You must understand all the drills and procedures because in war every man may at some stage end up in command of either a fire team or a section.

69 QUESTIONS?


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