Squadron

[army] A squadron was historically a cavalry sub unit. The term is still used to refer to modern cavalry units but can also be used as a designation for other arms and services. I ==United States== In the modern United States Army, a squadron is an armored cavalry, air cavalry, and/or other reconnaissance unit whose organizational role para
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Squadron

[aviation] A squadron in air force, army aviation, or naval aviation is mainly a unit comprising a number of military aircraft and their aircrews, usually of the same type, typically with 12 to 24 aircraft, sometimes divided into three or four flights, depending on aircraft type and air force. Land based squadrons equipped with heavier type
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squadron

[n] - a naval unit that is detached from the fleet for a particular task 2. [n] - a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms 3. [n] - an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
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Squadron

A Royal Air Force formation of two or more flights.
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Squadron

Squad'ron noun [ French escadron , formerly also esquadron , or Italian squadrone . See Squad .] 1. Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square. [ R.] « Those half-rounding quards Just met, and, closing, stood in
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squadron

noun an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
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Squadron

• (n.) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron. • (n.) A body of cavarly comparising two companies or troops, and averging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men. • (n.) Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops;
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squadron

(from the article `battalion`) ...organizations. The equivalent tactical artillery and armoured units, however, are called regiments. In most military forces the cavalry equivalent ... Naval units follow somewhat more flexible organizational guidelines. Administratively, several ships of the same type (e.g., destroyers) are ... [2 re...
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Squadron

[TV series] Squadron is a British television series produced by the BBC in 1982. The series dealt with the adventures of the fictional 370 Rapid Deployment Squadron of the Royal Air Force. The Squadron operated a mix of operational RAF aircraft including the Harrier GR Mk 3, Hercules C Mk 1, Puma HC Mk 1 and the first episode, Phantom FGR M
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Squadron

A squadron is a subordinate division of a cavalry regiment corresponding to the company of an infantry battalion. In the navy, a squadron is part of a division or a group of ships detailed for special service. Since the advent of Aircraft, the term has also been adopted by the Air Force.
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Squadron

[naval] A squadron, or naval squadron, is (in modern usage) a unit of 3-4 major warships, transport ships, submarines, or sometimes small craft that may be part of a larger task force or a fleet. A squadron is usually composed of a homogeneous group of the same classification of ships, such as battleships, battlecruisers, cruisers, destroye
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