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(6) DESIGNATION OF TRAINS. (a) Trains may be designated by unit as-

1.

1st Infantry trains, denoting that portion of

the regimental transportation, including personnel, operating under the immediate orders of the regimental commander pri-

marily, for supply,

evacuation,

and

main-

tenance.

,

    • 2.

      Trains, 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry, denoting ammunition and kitchen and baggage ve- hicles and personnel of the transportation platoon allotted to the 1st Battalion section, together with any attached medical vehicles and operating personnel.

  • (b)

    Trains may also be designated by unit and

function as-

      • 1.

        Ammunition train, 1st Infantry.

      • 2.

        Ammunition train, 1st Battalion, 1st Infan- try, denoting ammunition components of the 1st Battalion section.

      • 3.

        Kitchen and baggage train, 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry, denoting kitchen and baggage components of Ist Battalion section.

    • (7)

      SECURITY OF TRAINS IN MOVEMENT.

  • (a)

    The close-in protection of trains in movement

is provided by the officer in charge, usually under the supervision of the supply officer of the unit con- trolling the movement. Plans should include adop- tion of that type of motor movement which offers

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