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History Types Reference

History Types

Id Note
Absorbed Unit absorbed another unit and retained the same name
Absorbed By Unit is absorbed by another unit and its name ceases to be used
Activated Unit is raised having previously existed on paper (US Only)
Active Unit was in existence on this date and was already "mobilised"
Also Known As Unit had another designation during the period indicated
Amalgamated From Unit is created by the Amalgamation of other Units
Amalgamated Into Unit is joined with another unit to create an entirely new unit
Authorised Unit is authorised to be raised
Battle Honour Official Battle Honour awarded to this unit (British and US units only)
Broken Up Unit is broken up permanently (but not officially disbanded or inactivated)
Codenamed Alternative deception name is used by this unit on or after this date
Converted from Unit is converted from another unit which had a different name or type to the new unit
Converted to Unit is converted to another unit with a different name or type
Created Unit is created or raised from scratch
Demobilised Unit Personnel are released from service
Destroyed Unit ceases to exist as a result of enemy action
Detached Unit detachs a sub-unit for a limited time
Detached From Unit is detached from a parent unit for a limited time
Disbanded Unit ceases to exist as a separate unit even on paper
Disembodied Unit still exists but has no men
Dispersed Unit is broken up temporarily
Divided From Unit is created by the Division of other Units
Divided Into Unit is divided into two new units with new identities
Embodied Unit that was previously Inactive is staffed and equipped (equivalent to Mobilised)
Event An event in the history of the unit
Inactivated Unit still formally exists on paper but has no men or equipment and can be reformed in the future
Inactive Unit is in existence and has men assigned to it but is not "mobilised" on a specific date
Inducted National Guard unit is taken into Federal Service
Location Unit is in this location on a specific date (no longer used much)
Mobilised Unit is mobilised or called up on this date
Operation Unit is involved in a military operation
Organised Unit is organised after previously existing only on paper
Other Any other event in the history of the unit
Overrun Unit was dispersed through enemy action
Partially Mobilised Elements of the Unit are mobilised
Perpetuated Unit perpetuated the Battle Honours of the associated Unit
Perpetuated By Unit`s Battle Honours are perpetuated by the associated Unit
Reduced Unit is reduced in size by reorganisation
Reduced to Cadre Unit is reduced to a very small body of men but remains in existence
Reformed Unit has previously existed and is recreated
Reinforced Unit is increased in size as a result of reorganisation
Renamed Unit is given a different title (used for minor changes to unit title)
Reorganised Unit is restructured
Shattered Unit is broken up into small fragments as a result of enemy action
Surrendered Unit ceases to exist as a result of being forced to surrender
Suspended Animation Unit still formally exists on paper but has no men or equipment and can be reformed in the future

History Types are used to categorise the events in a Unit's life history such as Creation, Amalgamation, Disbandment, Reformation etc.