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Hi everyone
Does anyone have any information about the allocation of the "flying pig" mortars. I have read that it was one battery of four mortars per division but I don't think that is correct? Can anyone through some light on the level at which this weapon was deployed.




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I managed to miss this entry earlier.  Here's what I have:

The 1918 Brit Infantry Divisional was composed of 611 Officers, and 15,424 other ranks( as information, the 1914 strength was 18,073 all ranks). 
The new Divisional heavy mortar company was an integral part of the Divisional Artillery, and had a TOE of 4 Officers, and 53 enlisted men.  Tube strength was 6 six inch mortars. 
The stokes mortars company, on the other hand, were part of the infantry brigade and numbered 8 tubes with 4 Officers, and 46 EM.

Sources: Tactical Notebook, Institute of Tactical Education, Quantico, VA. USA

Hope this helps.

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