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Old 19 November 2018, 17:10
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Trailer Platoon History

Quick question for the old salts around here - do any of you know the approximate year when MEUs started to designate and train a Trailer/Security Platoon? Just trying to establish an approximate length of time that the Security Element mission has existed.
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Old 19 November 2018, 19:04
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1991-1992'ish. I would wait for SB to weigh in to get a more specific answer.
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Old 19 November 2018, 19:15
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I know it was originally called "cover" platoon, or at least at some point prior to trailer platoon.
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Old 19 November 2018, 20:01
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Formalized 88/89 depending on coast.
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Old 19 November 2018, 20:03
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Called Security Plt during my time, 89-91, 26th Meu.
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Old 20 November 2018, 00:17
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Great, exactly the info I was after. SB or 8654, did SOTG run a course for the platoon from the beginning, or did that come about later?
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Old 20 November 2018, 07:31
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From 88ish on SOTG ran courses for the security element.
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