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That I don’t know. I’ve been trying to identify when the British Army stopped using elite flank companies (lights and grenadiers) and I haven’t even been able to find that out.

Flank companies were abolished in the 1860s.

Concerning the other question: Company numbers in the Crimea were effectively doubled at one point, with 8 field and 8 depot companies per battalion. Battalions per regiment also fluctuated through the century. Company manpower strengths were fiddled about with too. This isn’t a subject that has a one line answer.

 

 

 

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