peacetime establishment


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peacetime establishment

A table setting out the authorized peacetime manpower requirement for a unit, formation or headquarters. Also called peacetime complement.
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By the time war erupted in Europe in 1939 the Air Corps consisted of three under-strength squadrons at cadre strength and had only half of the pilots that it required to meet its peacetime establishment.
Patton, Chesty Puller was ill suited to the peacetime establishment.
The Indian Army in which they served until independence comprised 18 infantry regiments, each with a peacetime establishment of about four or five battalions.