An officer briefs the Sergeants about the wedge and Echelon platoon formations and its usage and advantages.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:9 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
The advantages of the different Platoon formations during a war. The Sergeant seated on a desk. A Rifle Squad officer uses a model to explain them the formations. The officer briefs them with the formation that is platoon wedge the formation of readiness. The Platoon is ready to fight in any direction. A Sergeant questions that why is the wedge formation called the formation of readiness. The officer compares the wedge formation with the platoon column and answers his question. The next formation is the Echelon to the right and left provides good coverage of an area. The officer holds a poster which reads 'Echelon'. It is used by the platoon in approach march when the flank is exposed. He explains the explosion of flank in any conditions.
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