Home -> British Service -> Army -> Machine Gun Corps -> Motors

Units That Used The Vickers

The Machine Gun Corps (Motors)

Motor Machine Gun Corps

Formed on the 12th November, 1914, the Motor Machine Gun Service was organised into Motor Machine Gun Batteries and was part of the Royal Field Artillery. On establishment, the MMGS formed a training centre at the National Rifle Association ranges at Bisley, Surrey.

All personnel became part of the Motor branch of the Machine Gun Corps on its formation in October, 1915.


Strength

The strength of the Machine Gun Corps (Motor) was recorded from January, 1915, until March, 1920, on a month-by-month basis.

At its peak, in April, 1915, it consisted of 141 officers and 3,758 other ranks - a total of 3,899 all ranks. A more detailed analysis is available on the MGC strength page.


Batteries

It appears that some numerical references for MMG units are duplicated. The same reference appears to be used for both units equipped with light armoured cars and motor cycles.
Motor Machine Gun Batteries
Battery Attached Unit
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th 14th (Light) Division (m/c equipped)
1st Cavalry Division (LAC equipped)
9th
10th
11th
12th 17th (Northern) Division
13th
14th
15th 18th (Eastern) Division
XV Corps
16th
17th
19th
20th
21st
22nd


Sources

  • Becke, 1934
  • Gould, 1977
  • Longstaff and Atteridge, 1917
  • War Office, 1922
    This page is published by the Vickers MG Collection & Research Association, a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, registered in England, Company Registration Number 07855202 - www.vickersmachinegun.org.uk