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Revealing Kenya Army’s Formations And Battalions, Best in Africa

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By Kenyanewszjunky | self meida writer
Published 26 days ago - 45 views

Kenya Army, a Kenya Defense Force service is one of the best in Africa. Kenya Army troops are organized in to different battalions each with its own operations.

50 AIR CAVALRY BATTALION (50 ACB)

Also known as 50 Kenya Riffle (50 KR). Its the Kenya Army unit that offer aerial reconnaissances and its also an airborne anti – tank air support battalion. It’s based in Embakasi Air Base.

THE INFANTRY UNITS

These are the units in which primary mandate is to fight and win battles on land within the area in which they have been assigned. It is also known as area of operation. They also offer help to civil authorities in maintenance of order. Kenya School of Infantry is based in Isiolo. This unit has been used extensively in Somalia during Operation Linda Nchi.

KENYA ARMY ARMOUR

They are armoured troops who use bullet proof tanks to access extremely dangerous places. 76 Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB), 78 Tank Battalion, 81 Tank Battalion, 86 Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB), 91 Tank Battalion and School Of Armour are formations of this unit.


KENYA ARMY ARTILLERY

This is mainly referred to as the Kenya Army support battalion. It includes;

66 Artillery Battalion, 75 Artillery Battalion (AD), 77 Artillery Battalion, 8 Artillery Battalion, and School of Artillery (Kenya)

KENYA ARMY ENGINEERS

It is based in Gilgil, and it is in charge of Kenya Army machinery. It undertake several projects like construction of roads, dams and airstrips. They includes 10 Engineers Battalion, 12 Engineers Battalion, School of Combat Engineering (SOCE), Kenya Army Corps of Signals (KACS), AHQ Signal Battalion, School of Signals


KENYA ARMY PARATROOPERS

These are one of the elite units on Kenya Army. They are are transported by air and descend using parachutes. They are able to access areas where no vehicles can access. They also offer reconnaissance support. Their contribution during Operation Linda Nchi can not be underestimated.

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