The squad leader is responsible for the discipline, appearance, training, control, and conduct of his squad. He leads it in combat. Under the platoon leader's direction, the squad leader arranges for feeding his men, enforces proper observance of rules of personal hygiene and sanitation, requires that weapons and equipment be kept clean and in serviceable condition, and checks and reports on the ammunition supply within the squad. His squad must be trained to use and care for its weapons, to move and fight efficiently as individuals, and function effectively as a part of the military team.
The assistant squad leader performs duties assigned by the squad leader and takes command of the squad in his absence. He carries the antitank rifle and, during a tank attack, engages with antitank rifle grenades any hostile tanks within range. The squad leader may designate him to command a portion of the squad, to act as observer, or to supervise replenishment of ammunition.
Here are a collection of photographs showing 1st Squad in action.
- Left: 1st squads objective at Saunton sands 2019 was to eliminate German positions on the beach and move inland. The Special Engineers used a bangalore torpedo to blow a gap in the wire allowing 1st squad to assend the bluffs and take out an MG42 position on the right flank. From there 1st squad moved along the bluff to scilence another MG42 which was keeping 2nd squad pinned down on the beach.
This image shows the C company 1stSgt, a private from 1st Squad and a captain from the 2nd Rangers who is giving orders to move up the bluff. The special engineers can be seen at the base of the bluff tending their wounded.
Aftermath - A member of 1st Squad carefully approaches the destroyed bunker looking for any signs of resistance.
1st Squad performed extremely well during this event which was hard work for everyone who was involved. The event was incredible and stands as one of our best yet to have been part of.
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