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01-25-2006, 02:59 PM
In the Canadian and American militaries most units are designated by number except companies, which are given a letter from the NATO phonetic alphabet: eg...
1st Regiment, 2nd Battalion, C Company (Charlie Company), 3rd Platoon, 2nd Squad

What is the Russian (Ground Forces) system for unit designation? Are all units numbered?

Thanks for any help!

01-26-2006, 05:13 PM
"Are all units numbered?"
Yes, exept some special forces.

01-26-2006, 05:55 PM
Thanks for your response.
So you guys don't use letters for your companies then?
Like Able Company, Baker Company, etc...

01-26-2006, 05:57 PM
No, but we use Gvardia sometimes.