Hear hear! Proper pronunciation at last! (Of course, we still spell
it Lieutenant, from the French, but it's about time someone demonstrated how it's supposed to be pronounced...)
The Swedish system is nice and simple; here's the organisation of my old regiment:
(Sorry about the formatting, a <pre> tag doesn't quite work in YaBB)
SGrp SjvGrp KokGrp SM1 SM2 SM3 RrGrp (Groups)
\_____|_____/ \____|____/ |
UH-Plut SÃ¤kPlut RrPlut (Platoons)
UtbE (GU-Bat) (Units; Batallion-sized)
Our groups varied in size from 4 to 10; security groups (SM) were squads of eight, with four Ksp90 (Minimi; M249 SAW) in each, plus two AK5 Grt (AK5 with M203) and a couple of AK5B in each. Fairly heavy firepower.... ;D
Companies usually clock in at 100-200 troops, divided into between two and four platoons, depending on roles. There is also a smaller division, the tropp
, dividing a platoon in two. I was enlisted as a SbToC (StabsTroppChef, in charge of a CP-troop).
The "units" mentioned above are an educational division; in an active role they would be redesignated batallions.
Is that any help?