Quick question about a term I'm coming across
I just started today and I feel really clueless because I've come across the term Coy. several times now and I'm not sure what it means. I don't know if it's something important or not and I want to know if it's something I should tag.
I've looked it up several times but I always get different answers.
Hello, just read your question. Coy is the abbreviation for Company. Here are some useful abbreviation links which may be of help.
List of Abbreviations 1914-1918 Army list link: http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/the-great-war/great-war-on-land/general-interest/881-abreviations-army-list.html#sthash.2tnsRkwK.dpbs
Great War abbreviations link: http://www.briancurragh.com/page6.htm
Common military abbreviations link: http://www.1914-1918.net/abbrev.htm
List of medical abbreviations link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medical_abbreviations:_A
Under the heading Discussion Board on this project – The Mess Hall has some useful tips.
Also as Ral The Moderator has also mentioned The Tag list is useful on link:http://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/boards/BWD000000j/discussions/DWD0000d05 I Copied and pasted this into a word document and printed it off - very useful to have near you when tagging.
Also An army was made up of a number of Corps
A Corp was made up of a number of divisions.
An infantry division was made up of a number of brigades.
An infantry brigade was made up of a number of battalions.
An infantry battalion was made up of 4 companies.
An infantry company was made up of 4 platoons.
PS. If you copy and paste this above information into word document it will give you easy access to the information.
by ral104 moderator, scientist
Wow, Marie's answered that incredibly comprehensively! 😄
Good to have you on board, @YellowWheatCorn. Thanks for getting involved. As you can see, there are always people happy to help if you have any questions, so just ask if anything else isn't clear.
by David_Underdown moderator
Corps should always have the final S whether singular or plural by the way (from the French for body).