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A battlegroup (British/Commonwealth term), or task force (U.S. term) in modern military theory is the basic building block of an army's fighting force. A battlegroup is formed around an infantry battalion or armoured regiment, which is usually commanded by a lieutenant colonel. The battalion or regiment also provides the command and staff element of a battlegroup, which is complemented with an appropriate mix of armour, infantry and support personnel and weaponry, relevant to the task it is expected to perform.

The organisation of a battlegroup is flexible, and can be restructured quickly to cope with any changes in the situation. Typically, an offensive battlegroup may be structured around an armoured regiment, with two squadrons of main battle tanks supported by an infantry company; conversely, a more defensive battlegroup may be structured around an infantry battalion, with two companies and an armoured squadron. In support would be a reconnaissance troop, a low-level air defence detachment, an anti-tank section and engineering detachment, plus artillery support.

Battlegroups are often subdivided into company groups (called "teams" in the U.S. Army) based around a single infantry company supported by a tank troop and various other support units.

In the British Army, an armoured or mechanised division could expect to have as many as twelve separate battlegroups at its disposal, with three or four in each brigade.

A Commonwealth battle group is usually named after its major constituent; for example, the Canadian Army's "1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group" (shortened to "1 RCR Battle Group") on an operational tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007–08, and the British Army's "3 Para Battle Group" that was operational in Afghanistan in 2011.

India, with the adoption of the Cold Start Doctrine, has come up with independent brigade groups a little larger in composition than a task force. It is composition mix of all elements for specific war purpose against Pakistan. Offensive elements comprise independent armed brigade groups (usually composed of armour units) and independent offensive brigade groups (usually composed of infantry); the Indian Army has substantially reduced the time it took to deploy its forces on its borders.

Most nations form battlegroups as required for operational or training purposes. When not deployed, the elements that would make up a battlegroup remain with their parent units. However, some nations maintain permanently formed battlegroups – a notable example is Norway, three of whose four major combat units are all-arms battlegroups. See also Kampfgruppe - original source of the term, in the German Army. Battlegroup of the European Union Demi-brigade Notes ^ Smyth 2008. ^ MOD staff 2011.

Slide Show (TV series) and Battlegroup (army)

SlideShow was an Australian light entertainment television series hosted by Grant Denyer, which first screened on the Seven Network on 7 August 2013.

SlideShow was based on a French program Vendredi Tout est Permis Avec Arthur. Two teams of three celebrities competed in a number of challenges and parlour games, including one on a huge set that slides. The weekly team captains were Cal Wilson and Toby Truslove.

In 2014, the show was officially axed.

Contents 1 Episodes 2 Games 3 References 4 External links

Episodes Episode 1 (7 August 2013): Anh Do, Geoff Paine, Johnny Ruffo, Tiffiny Hall Episode 2 (14 August 2013): Frank Woodley, Jo Stanley, Lee Naimo, Russell Gilbert Episode 3 (21 August 2013): George Houvardas, Mike McLeish, Michala Banas, Rebecca De Unamuno Episode 4 (28 August 2013): Andrew McClelland, Melanie Vallejo, Nicola Parry, Rob Palmer Episode 5 (4 September 2013): Jason Geary, Jimmy James Eaton, Liz Ellis, Sophie Monk Episode 6 (11 September 2013): Anthony Callea, Frank Woodley, Giaan Rooney, Jimmy James Eaton Episode 7 (18 September 2013): Colin Lane, Jason Geary, Kate McLennan, Shura Taft Episode 8 (25 September 2013): Damien Bodie, Jarred Christmas, Jane Harber, Tom Williams Episode 9 (16 October 2013): Dave Eastgate, Nadine Garner, Russell Robertson, Steen Raskopoulos Episode 10 (23 October 2013): Andrew McClelland, Erika Heynatz, Kate McLennan, Lawrence Mooney Episode 11 (30 October 2013): Brynne Edelsten, Colin Lane, Geoff Paine, Jimmy James Eaton Episode 12 (6 November 2013): Amanda Bishop, Gretel Killeen, Scott Brennan, Tom Williams Episode 13 (13 November 2013): Damien Leith, Jane Allsop, Rebecca De Unamuno, Rik Brown Games Slide On Over

The showpiece game takes place inside a sliding room set at a 22.5 degree angle. Each team acts out an improvised scene (with the occasional prompt from host Denyer) while also negotiating the steep incline. Photo Mime

One team-member looks at a screen and mimes out the image projected for their team members to guess. The image may be anything from an object to a well-known personality. Trapezier Said Than Done

One team member suspended from the roof by a harness acts out common expressions for their team mates to guess – all while being lifted higher and higher off the floor. ABC Story

All three team members act out a scene where every new line must start with the next letter of the alphabet. The first sentence starts with “A”, the next with “B” and so forth until the scene ends with a sentence starting with "Z". Shadow Puppets

Two team members are placed behind a shadow screen with props to mime out a movie title for their third team member to guess. Danswers

One team member tries to get their teammates to guess a word - all while being twirled around by professional dancers. Includes cameos from Dancing with the Stars’ Carmelo Pizzino and Jessica Raffa. Alpha Body

This game involves two team members lying on the floor and contorting their bodies in unison to create letters individually to spell out a word. This can be seen from an overhead camera to make sure performers spell correctly. Drawn Out

One team member sketches while the other team members guess what they’re drawing. Just Say It

One team member must get the other to guess certain words by explaining them, without saying the specific word – while the two act out a scene together.