Regiment

A regiment is a title used by some military units. The size of a regiment varies markedly, depending on the country and the arm of service.

Historically, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a full-strength regiment was typically supposed to be a thousand men, and was commanded by a colonel.

Today, there is no set size for a unit calling itself a "regiment", which may be:

  • Less than a battalion-equivalent, e.g. Regiment of Life Guards
  • A battalion-equivalent, e.g. 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment
  • A number of battalions (or equivalents, such as US squadrons) e.g. Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2nd Infantry Regiment (United States)
  • An entire arm of service; In several commonwealth countries, the entire artillery arm is often titled "regiment" (e.g. the Regiment of Artillery), and may then be sub-divided into "field regiments".

Read more about Regiment:  Historical Origin, Regimental System, Commonwealth Armies, United States Army, United States Marine Corps, Russian Army, Irish Army

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