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Squadron (army)
A squadron was historically a cavalry subunit, a company sized military formation. The term is still used to refer to modern cavalry units but can also be used as a designation for other arms and services. In some countries, like Italy, the battalion-level cavalry unit is called "Squadron Group".Contents1 United States 2 Commonwealth 3 France 4 Norway 5 Poland 6 Sweden 7 Notes and referencesUnited States[edit] In the modern United States Army, a squadron is an armored cavalry, air cavalry, or other reconnaissance unit whose organizational role parallels that of a battalion and is commanded by a lieutenant colonel. Prior to the revisions in the US Army structure in the 1880s, US Cavalry
Cavalry
regiments were divided into companies, and the battalion was an administrative designation used only in garrison
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Royal Corps Of Transport
Transport
Transport
or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport
Modes of transport
include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport
Transport
is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations. Transport
Transport
infrastructure consists of the fixed installations including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports
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Commonwealth Of Nations
The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
of Nations[2] (formerly the British Commonwealth),[3][1] also known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.[4] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organised through the Commonwealth Secretariat and non-governmental organisations, organised through the Commonwealth
Commonwealth
Foundation.[5] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire
British Empire
through increased self-governance of its territories
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Cavalry
Cavalry
Cavalry
(from French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback. Cavalry
Cavalry
were historically the most mobile of the combat arms. An individual soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations such as cavalryman, horseman, dragoon or trooper. The designation of cavalry was not usually given to any military forces that used other animals, such as camels, mules or elephants. Infantry
Infantry
who moved on horseback, but dismounted to fight on foot, were known in the 17th and early 18th centuries as dragoons, a class of mounted infantry which later evolved into cavalry proper while retaining their historic title. Cavalry
Cavalry
had the advantage of improved mobility, and a man fighting from horseback also had the advantages of greater height, speed, and inertial mass over an opponent on foot
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Italian Army
The Italian Army
Army
(Italian: Esercito Italiano) is the land defence force of the Italian Armed Forces
Italian Armed Forces
of the Italian Republic. The army's history dates back to the unification of Italy
Italy
in the 1850s and 1860s. The army fought in colonial engagements in China, Libya, Northern Italy
Italy
against the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Austro-Hungarian Empire
during World War I, Abyssinia before World War II
World War II
and in World War II
World War II
in Albania, Greece, North Africa, Russia and Italy
Italy
itself. During the Cold War, the army prepared itself to defend against a Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
invasion from the east. Since the end of the Cold War, the army has seen extensive peacekeeping service and combat in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Iraq
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Wing (military Aviation Unit)
In military aviation, a wing is a unit of command. In most military aviation services, a wing is a relatively large formation of planes. In Commonwealth countries a wing usually comprises three squadrons, with several wings forming a group (around 10 squadrons). Each squadron will contain around 20 planes.Pattern in some NATO countriesBritish and USN USAF and USMC Canadian Usual rank of commanding officerGroup Wing Air division OF-6
OF-6
or OF-7Wing Group Wing OF-4 or OF-5Squadron Squadron Squadron OF-3 or OF-4Contents1 Commonwealth usage1.1 Origins 1.2 Current use2 Canadian usage 3 United States3.1 United States Air Force
United States Air Force
& Civil Air Patrol4 U.S. Naval Aviation (U.S
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Group (military Aviation Unit)
A group is a military aviation unit, a component of military organization and a military formation. The terms group and wing differ significantly from one country to another, as well as between different branches of a national defence force. Air groups vary considerably in size and status, but generally take two forms:A unit of two to four squadrons, commanded by a lieutenant colonel, colonel, commander, naval captain or an equivalent rank. The United States Air Force (USAF), groupes of the French Armée de l'air, gruppen of the German Luftwaffe, United States Marine Corps Aviation,[1] British Fleet Air Arm
Fleet Air Arm
and some other naval air services usually follow this pattern.[citation needed] A larger formation, often comprising more than 10 squadrons, commanded by a major general, brigadier general, commodore, rear admiral, air commodore or air vice-marshal
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Lieutenant Colonel (United States)
In the United States Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force, a lieutenant colonel is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of commander in the other uniformed services. The pay grade for the rank of lieutenant colonel is O-5. In the United States armed forces, the insignia for the rank consists of a silver oak leaf, with slight stylized differences between the Army/Air Force version and the Navy/Marine Corps version. Promotion to lieutenant colonel is governed by Department of Defense policies derived from the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DOPMA) of 1980 for officers in the Active Component and its companion Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act (ROPMA) for officers in the Reserve Component (e.g., Reserve and National Guard)
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Garrison
Garrison
Garrison
(various spellings) (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, "to equip") is the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base. The garrison is usually in a city, town, fort, castle, ship or similar
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British Army
The British Army
Army
is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2017, the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 26,500 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[4] Since April 2013, Ministry of Defence publications have not reported the entire strength of the Regular Reserve; instead, only Regular Reserves serving under the fixed-term reserve contracts have been counted.[5] The modern British Army
Army
traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army
Army
that was created during the Restoration in 1660
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Royal Armoured Corps
The Royal Armoured Corps
Corps
(RAC) provides the armour capability of the British Army, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2
Challenger 2
Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle. It was created as a loose association of armoured regiments, both the Royal Tank Regiment
Royal Tank Regiment
and those converted from old horse cavalry regiments.[1] Today it comprises fourteen regiments - nine regular and four Yeomanry.Contents1 History 2 Present day units (c
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Special Air Service
The Special
Special
Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950.[5] The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action and hostage rescue
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Special Reconnaissance Regiment
The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) is a special reconnaissance unit of the British Army. It was established on 6 April 2005 and is part of the United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) under the command of Director Special Forces, alongside the Special Air Service (SAS), Special Boat Service (SBS) and the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG).[1] The regiment conducts a wide range of classified activities related to covert surveillance and reconnaissance
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Honourable Artillery Company
The Honourable Artillery
Artillery
Company (HAC) was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1537 by King Henry VIII
King Henry VIII
and is considered one of the oldest military organisations in the world.[3] Today, it is a registered charity whose purpose is to attend to the "better defence of the realm", this purpose is primarily achieved by the support of the HAC Regiment and a detachment of Special Constabulary
Special Constabulary
to the City of London Police. The word "artillery" in "Honourable Artillery
Artillery
Company" does not have the current meaning that is generally associated with it, but dates from a time when in the English language that word meant any projectile, including for example arrows shot from a bow
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Royal Engineers
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. It provides military engineering and other technical support to the British Armed Forces
British Armed Forces
and is headed by the Chief Royal Engineer. The Regimental Headquarters and the Royal School of Military Engineering are in Chatham in Kent, England. The corps is divided into several regiments, barracked at various places in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and around the world.Contents1 History 2 Significant constructions2.1 British Columbia 2.2 Royal Albert Hall 2.3 Indian infrastructure 2.4 Rideau Canal 2.5 Dover's Western Heights 2.6 Pentonville Prison 2.7 Boundary Commissions 2.8 Abney Level 2.9 H.M
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