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Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
A long-range reconnaissance patrol, or LRRP (pronounced "lurp"), is a small, heavily armed reconnaissance team that patrols deep in enemy-held territory.[1] The concept of scouts date back to the origins of warfare itself. However, in modern times these specialized units evolved from examples such as Rogers' Rangers
Rogers' Rangers
in colonial British America,[1] the Lovat Scouts in World War One, the
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Bundeswehr
The Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
(German: [ˈbʊndəsˌveːɐ̯] ( listen), Federal Defence) is the unified armed forces of Germany
Germany
and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The States of Germany
Germany
are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the German Constitution states that matters of defense fall into the sole responsibility of the federal government.[4] The Bundeswehr
Bundeswehr
is divided into a military part (armed forces or Streitkräfte) and a civil part with the armed forces administration (Wehrverwaltung)
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Canadian Rangers
The Canadian Rangers
Canadian Rangers
(French: Rangers canadiens), often mistakenly called the Arctic
Arctic
Rangers,[citation needed] are a 5000-strong sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces
reserve that provide a limited military presence in Canada's sparsely settled northern, coastal, and isolated areas where it would not be economically or practically viable to have conventional Army units
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2/1st North Australia Observer Unit
The 2/1st North Australia Observer Unit
2/1st North Australia Observer Unit
(2/1 NAOU) was an Australian Army reconnaissance unit of World War II. Formed in early 1942 in the Northern Territory, the unit was a light horse mounted unit that was tasked with providing early warning of Japanese activity in northern Australia at a time when an invasion of the country was expected. As the threat of Japanese invasion dissipated the unit's operations were curtailed in 1943 and it was eventually disbanded in the early months of 1945. The unit is considered to be a predecessor of several reconnaissance units that currently exist within the Australian Army.Contents1 History 2 Legacy 3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Formed on 11 May 1942 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Bill Stanner, the unit's headquarters was established in Katherine, Northern Territory
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Northern Australia
The term Northern Australia
Australia
includes Queensland
Queensland
and the Northern Territory (NT). The part of Western Australia
Western Australia
(WA) north of latitude 26° south—a definition widely used in law and State government policy—is also usually included. The 26th Parallel also defines the southern border of the NT, whereas much of the southern border of Queensland
Queensland
is defined by 29° south. Although it comprises about half of the total area of Australia, Northern Australia
Australia
includes only about one quarter of the Australian population. However, it includes several sources of Australian exports, being coal from the Great Dividing Range
Great Dividing Range
in Queensland/New South Wales and the natural gas and iron ore of the Pilbara
Pilbara
region in WA
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M Special Unit
M Special
Special
Unit, was a joint Allied special reconnaissance unit, part of the Services Reconnaissance Department, in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II. A joint Australian, New Zealand, Dutch and British military intelligence unit, it saw action in New Guinea
New Guinea
and the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
between 1943–1945, against the Empire of Japan.[1]Members of M Special
Special
Unit with New Guineans in August 1945.The unit was formed in 1943, as a successor to The Coastwatchers. Hence M Special
Special
Unit's role was focused upon gathering intelligence on Japanese shipping and troop movements
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Z Special Unit
World War IIOperation Scorpion Operation Jaywick Operation Rimau Operation Semut Operation Agas Operation Python Operation Copper Operation Opossum Operation PlatypusZ (/zɛd/) Special
Special
Unit—also known as Special
Special
Operations Executive (SOE), Special
Special
Operations Australia
Australia
(SOA) or the Services Reconnaissance
Reconnaissance
Department (SRD)—was a joint Allied special forces unit formed during the Second World War to operate behind Japanese lines in South East Asia
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Regional Force Surveillance Units
The Regional Force Surveillance Units (RFSUs) are specialised infantry units of the Australian Army Reserve
Australian Army Reserve
responsible for patrolling northern Australia. Collectively, the RFSUs form the Regional Force Surveillance Group commanded by a Colonel based at the 2nd Division Headquarters in Sydney. The RFSUs conduct regular operational patrols during peacetime, and are composed primarily of Reservists who live within the area of operations
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NORFORCE
The NORFORCE
NORFORCE
(North-West Mobile Force) is an infantry regiment of the Australian Army
Australian Army
Reserve. Formed in 1981, the regiment is one of three Regional Force Surveillance Units (RFSUs) employed in surveillance and reconnaissance of the remote areas of Northern Australia. It consists of a regimental headquarters, four surveillance squadrons, and an operational support squadron and training squadron.Contents1 History 2 Current organisation 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 Further readingHistory[edit] In the late 1970s and early 1980s the need for a military presence in the north of Australia was recognised, with an integrated land, sea and air surveillance network developed in response
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Pilbara Regiment
The Pilbara
Pilbara
Regiment
Regiment
is an infantry regiment of the Australian Army Reserve and is one of three Regional Force Surveillance Units employed in surveillance and reconnaissance of the remote areas of northern Australia. Most elements of the regiment are stationed in Pilbara region of north-west Australia.Contents1 History 2 Current organisation 3 See also 4 Notes 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] In the late 1970s and early 1980s the need for a military presence in the north was recognised, with an integrated land, sea and air surveillance network developed in response
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Far North Queensland Regiment
The 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland
Queensland
Regiment (51 FNQR) is an Australian Army
Australian Army
Regional Force Surveillance Unit. The battalion's primary role is to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance tasks in support of border security operations. Its area of operations includes the Torres Strait
Torres Strait
(especially Australia's border with Papua New Guinea) and the Cape York littoral environment. Additional tasks for 51FNQR include the collection and collation of military geographic information as well as community engagement and disaster relief operations. Every operator in the unit is cross-trained in a variety of "low-visibility" skills such as weapons, survival, sniping, medic, small boat handling, driving, tracking, air operations
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Northern Canada
Northern Canada, colloquially the North, is the vast northernmost region of Canada
Canada
variously defined by geography and politics. Politically, the term refers to three territories of Canada: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Similarly, the Far North (when contrasted to the North) may refer to the Canadian Arctic: the portion of Canada
Canada
north of the Arctic
Arctic
Circle and lies east of Alaska
Alaska
and west of Greenland. This area covers about 39 percent of Canada's total land area, but has less than 1 percent of Canada's population. For some purposes,[clarification needed] Northern Canada
Canada
may also include Northern Quebec
Quebec
and Northern Labrador. These reckonings somewhat depend on the arbitrary concept of nordicity, a measure of so-called "northernness" that other Arctic territories share
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New France
New France
France
(French: Nouvelle-France) was the area colonized by France in North America
North America
during a period beginning with the exploration of the
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Canadian Army
The Canadian Army
Army
(French: Armée canadienne) is the command responsible for the operational readiness of the conventional ground forces of the Canadian Armed Forces. As of 2018[update] the Army
Army
has 23,000 regular soldiers, about 17,000 reserve soldiers, including 5,000 rangers, for a total of 40,000 soldiers. The Army
Army
is supported by 3,000 civilian employees.[3] It maintains regular forces units at bases across Canada, and is also responsible for the Army
Army
Reserve, the largest component of the Primary Reserve
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Irregular Military
Irregular military
Irregular military
is any non-standard military component that is distinct from a country's national armed forces. Being defined by exclusion, there is significant variance in what comes under the term. It can refer to the type of military organization, or to the type of tactics used. An irregular military organization is one which is not part of the regular army organization. Without standard military unit organization, various more general names are often used; such organizations may be called a "troop", "group", "unit", "column", "band", or "force". Irregulars are soldiers or warriors that are members of these organizations, or are members of special military units that employ irregular military tactics. This also applies to irregular troops, irregular infantry and irregular cavalry. Irregular warfare is warfare employing the tactics commonly used by irregular military organizations
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Jutland Division
The Jutland
Jutland
Division (Jyske Divisionskommando) was a mechanized infantry formation of the Danish Army
Danish Army
during the Cold War. It was formed during 1951-1952 as 3rd Division from assets of the III Military Region and the division headquarters was initially located in Aabenraa. As initially formed, the division had only one active brigade (1st Brigade) and two reserve brigades (the 2nd and 3rd Brigades).[1] The division changed its name to " Jutland
Jutland
Division" in 1961. In 1975, the division headquarters was moved to Fredericia
Fredericia
and the 2nd and 3rd Brigades received full equipment sets
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