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battalion Sentence Examples

  • When they want something, they act like a tank battalion and go get it.

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  • A battalion of marines is stationed here.

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  • The residence of the political agent and the headquarters of the Bhopal battalion are at Sehore, 20 m.

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  • But the forces which had landed at " W " and " X " beaches had joined hands, the one battalion detailed for " S " beach had secured a good position, and during the night the troops still left aboard the " River Clyde " contrived to disembark.

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  • The red-nosed Captain Timokhin, formerly Dolokhov's squadron commander, but now from lack of officers a battalion commander, shyly entered the shed followed by an adjutant and the regimental paymaster.

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  • There is a military academy at Caracas, and battalion schools are provided for officers and privates, but they are of little value.

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  • Its actual strength, however, is about 15,000 men, some of the regimental and battalion organizations being skeletons.

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  • There is also a battalion of marines employed about the ports and in the arsenals.

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  • All the troops present in the surprise fight when the Dervish force was destroyed at Firket in June 1896 had covered long distances, and one battalion (the 10th Sudanese) accomplished 90 m.

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  • Though the words of the order were not clear to the regimental commander, and the question arose whether the troops were to be in marching order or not, it was decided at a consultation between the battalion commanders to present the regiment in parade order, on the principle that it is always better to "bow too low than not bow low enough."

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  • The situatioh on the 27th tempted attack by an enterprising enemy, and Major-General Grahams force, consisting of a squadron of the r9th Hussars, the York and Lancaster Regiment, the duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, the Marine Artillery Battalion and two R.H.A.

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  • The emperor gathered little from the confused reports of their purposeless manoeuvres, but, secure in the midst of his " battalion square " of 200,000 men, he remained quite indifferent, well knowing that an advance straight on Berlin must force his enemy to concentrate and fight, and as they would bring at most 127,000 men on to the battlefield the result could hardly be doubtful.

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  • "Why ride into the middle of the battalion?" one of them shouted at him.

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  • to VI., is composed of 8 redif brigade districts of 2 regimental districts of 4 battalion districts apiece, each ordu thus counting 64 battalion districts.

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  • The Preobrazhensk battalion, breaking rank, mingled with the French Guards and sat down at the tables prepared for them.

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  • (In 1904 the 4th battalion of the 94 th regiment, and regiments 95 and 96 had not yet been formed, but, it was stated, had by 1910 been made good.) The projected strength of redif class II.

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  • After the affair at Ostrovna he was brought into notice, received command of an hussar battalion, and when a brave officer was needed he was chosen.

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  • Check all the systems and find that damn battalion we were expecting today!

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  • On the following day he bivouacked at Umdabia, where he constructed a strong zeriba, which was garrisoned by an Egyptian battalion, and on the night of the 7th he marched to the attack of Mahmuds zeriba, which, after an hours bombardment on the morning of the 8th of April, was stormed with complete success.

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  • Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.

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  • The police are organized as a military battalion 643 strong.

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  • Besides the Bhopal battalion, a regiment of imperial service cavalry is maintained, under the name of the Victoria Lancers.

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  • Napoleon, having determined to fight, as usual called up every available battalion; the splendid III.

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  • The French battalion rushes to the bridgehead, spikes the guns, and the bridge is taken!

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  • At last the baggage wagons had all crossed, the crush was less, and the last battalion came onto the bridge.

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  • When I saw, your excellency, that their first battalion was disorganized, I stopped in the road and thought: 'I'll let them come on and will meet them with the fire of the whole battalion'--and that's what I did.

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  • He continued in service as a military officer, and was commandant of the second battalion of the regiment "Asturias," which formed part of the army collected at Cadiz

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  • Then the 9th (Sudanese) Battalion was created for service at Suakin, and four others having been successively added, these (with one exceptionat Gedaref) have since borne the brunt of all the fighting which has been done by the khedivial troops.

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  • Following the battalion that marched along the dusty road came priests in their vestments--one little old man in a hood with attendants and singers.

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  • A battalion of the Gold Coast regiment is stationed in the country with headquarters at Kumasi.

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  • Twice the marauders even attack our headquarters, and the commander-in-chief has to ask for a battalion to disperse them.

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  • He arranged with Marchand to leave the political question to be settled by diplomacy, and contented himself with hoisting the British and Egyptian flags to the south of the French flag, and leaving a gunboat and a Sudanese battalion to guard them.

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  • He graduated at West Point in 1846, served as second lieutenant with the Mormon battalion in California during the Mexican War, and became a captain in 1855.

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  • It consists of the European station, with court house and quarters for the civil officers; the military police post, the headquarters of the Lashio battalion of military police; the native station, in which the various nationalities, Shans, Burmans, Hindus and Mahommedans, are divided into separate quarters, with reserves for government servants and for the temporary residences of the five sawbwas of the northern Shan States; and a bazaar.

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  • regiments or 12 battalions), 2 regiments of field artillery (comprising 9 batteries of field-guns and 3 of field howitzers, 72 pieces in all), 3 squadrons of cavalry, I Or 2 companies of pioneers, a bridge ttain and I or 2 bearer companies; (c) corps troops, 1 battalion rifles, telegraph troops, bridge train, ammunition columns, train (supply) battalion, field bakeries, bearer companies and field hospitals, &c., with, as a rule, one or two batteries of heavy field howitzers or mortars and a machine-gun group. The remainder of the cavalry and horse artillery attached to the army corps in peace goes in war to form the cavalry divisions.

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  • The battalion has always four companies, each, at war strength, 250 strong.

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  • The cantonment contains the wing of a British battalion and a native regiment.

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  • Each army corps consists in principle of two infantry divisions, one cavalry brigade, one brigade of horse and field artillery, one engineer battalion and one squadron of train.

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  • When the French invasion took place in 1808 he was employed by the junta of Asturias and placed in command of a newly raised battalion.

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  • But Zumalacarregui, who was noted for his grave and silent disposition and his strong religious principles, disliked the disorderly life of the guerrillas, and when regular forces were organized in the north he entered the 1st battalion of Guipuzcoa as an officer.

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  • Additional infantry was got ashore at " W " and " X " beaches, the first elements of the French division began disembarking at " V " beach in the afternoon, and before evening touch had been gained with the battalion that had made good at " S " beach.

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  • The military police are in reality a regular military force with only two European officers in command of each battalion; and they are recruited entirely from among the warlike races of northern India.

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  • In 1793 he distinguished himself by the brilliant defence of a redoubt at the Col di Tenda, with only thirty men against a battalion of the enemy.

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  • On the accession of Paul to the throne Arakcheev was promptly summoned to St Petersburg, appointed military commandant in the capital, and major-general in the grenadier battalion of the Preobrazhenskoe Guard.

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  • At once Wellesley pressed on with the cavalry and an infantry battalion in light order, and after a forced march of 32 hours entered Poona on the afternoon of the loth, in time to save the city.

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  • 1844), which commemorates the gallantry of a battalion of 250 cadets from the institute, more than 50 of whom were killed or wounded during the engagement at New Market on the 15th of May 1864.

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  • It is the residence of the commissioner of the protectorate and the headquarters of the Somaliland battalion of the King's African Rifles.

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  • "You cannot fire; surrender," said Murat to an Austrian battalion in the battle.

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  • Every battalion receives two additional companies on mobilization and takes the field with six companies.

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  • On the 28th the whole force was reassembled at Suakin, and was then broken up, leaving one battalion to garrison the town.

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  • The active army consists of a life guard battalion and 10 infantry regiments of 3 battalions each, infantry, 5 cavalry regiments of 3 squadrons each, 12 field batteries (now re-armed with a Krupp Q.F.

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  • In the British army the first battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) is directly descended from the "Cameronian guard," which, composed of Cameronians, was embodied by the convention parliament in 1689, and was afterwards employed to restore order in the Highlands.

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  • One soldier moved and then another and soon the whole battalion ran forward shouting "Hurrah!" and overtook him.

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  • A sergeant of the battalion ran up and took the flag that was swaying from its weight in Prince Andrew's hands, but he was immediately killed.

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  • Prince Andrew and the battalion were already within twenty paces of the cannon.

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  • The Emperor rode to the square where, facing one another, a battalion of the Preobrazhensk regiment stood on the right and a battalion of the French Guards in their bearskin caps on the left.

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  • The soldiers in my battalion, believe me, wouldn't drink their vodka!

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  • At night the troops, now reinforced by the Guards Brigade, an infantry battalion, 2 cavalry regiments and 10 guns, bivouacked on the ground.

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  • "Look out!" came a frightened cry from a soldier and, like a bird whirring in rapid flight and alighting on the ground, a shell dropped with little noise within two steps of Prince Andrew and close to the battalion commander's horse.

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  • The estimated revenue of the state is £250,000, and the state pays a subsidy of £13,000 for the Bhopal battalion.

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  • Schools for soldiers are attached to every battalion.

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  • At the age of nineteen he was appointed to a post on the Swiss headquarters staff, and when scarcely twenty-one to the command of a battalion.

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  • The retreat was covered by the Vicenza battalion of Alpini, who fought a gallant rear-guard action, and a strong counter-attack by the group of Alpini from Marostica checked the Austrian pursuit.

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  • Sloat, after seizing Monterey, transferred his command to Commodore Robert Field Stockton (1795-1866), who made Fremont major of a battalion; and by January 1847 Stockton and Fremont completed the conquest of California.

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  • Joining the battalion of Besancon, he took part in the political events of that year, and in 1791 went to the army of the Upper Rhine with a volunteer battalion.

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  • Only one battalion, however, was placed on Monte Plezia; the rest of this regiment (the 76th) lay at Passo di Zagradan, high upon the ridge to the west, and the other regiment of the brigade (the 75th), together with the brigade command, was nearly three m.

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  • The single battalion, of which only a platoon was down by the river, seems to have been taken completely by surprise.

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  • When Lequis was approaching Caporetto Cavaciocchi had nothing in hand but a squadron of cavalry and one battalion of infantry which had not yet reached its destination E.

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  • In addition, there are the following colonial troops under the home government :-West India Regiment, 2 battalions; Royal Malta Artillery, 2 garrison companies; West African Frontier Force, 2 batteries, 1 garrison company, 1 battalion M.I., 6 battalions infantry; and King's African Rifles (East Africa), 5 battalions, besides the Indian troops in imperial services.

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  • The conditions of enlistment and reserve in the territorial force are a four years' engagement (former yeomen and volunteers being however allowed to extend for one year at a time if they desire to do so), within each year a consecutive training in camp of 14-18 days and a number of "drills" (attendances at company and battalion parades) that varies with the branch and the year of service.

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  • The army troops, divisions and mounted brigades consist of 56 regiments of yeomanry; 14 batteries and 14 ammunition columns R.H.A., 151 batteries and 55 ammunition columns R.F.A., 3 mountain batteries and ammunition column, and 14 heavy batteries and ammunition columns R.G.A.; 28 field companies, 29 telegraph companies, railway battalion, &c., R.E.; 204 battalions infantry (including to of cyclists, the Honourable Artillery Company, and certain corps of the Officers' Training Corps training as territorials); 60 units A.S.C.; 56 field ambulances, 23 general hospitals and 2 sanitary companies R.A.M.C. Told off to the defended seaports are 16 groups of garrison artillery companies and 58 fortress and electric light companies R.E.

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  • The colony itself provides a battalion of the West African Frontier Force, a body responsible to the Colonial Office.

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  • 7, the eve of the declaration of war, as follows: The main body under Crown Prince Danilo (2nd and 3rd Divs., less 9th Bde., 13,000 men and one battalion 12cm.

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  • guns, one battalion 15-cm.

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  • The whole position, which was intended for occupation by a battalion, was in fact held by only 500 men.

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  • He joined a battalion of volunteers in 1791, and served in the campaigns of 1792-1793 under Generals Dumouriez and Jourdan.

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  • But Ajmere having been ceded to the East India Company in 1818, the Mhair country was soon afterwards brought under British influence, and the predatory instincts of the people were at the same time controlled and utilized by forming them into a Merwara battalion.

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  • As the peaceful results of British rule developed, and the old feuds between the Mhairs and their Rajput neighbours died out, the Mhair battalion was transformed into a police force.

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  • They were accordingly again erected into a military battalion and brought upon the roll of the British army.

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  • His superior education ensured his promotion to the rank of sergeant after six years' service, and in July 1791 hebecame, instructor to the first battalion of volunteers of the Bas-Rhin.

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  • He served with his battalion in 1792.

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  • It was at his instigation that Marseilles sent to Paris the battalion of volunteers which contributed to the insurrection of the Loth of August 1792 against the king.

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  • The spacious buildings at the back are devoted to the "Lehrbataillon," a battalion of infantry composed of drafts from different regiments trained here to ensure uniformity of drill throughout the army.

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  • The royal engineers are 4 regiments of sappers and miners, I of pontooners, I battalion of telegraph engineers, I of railway engineers with cyclists, I balloon corps, and ~ colonial corps.

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  • I am in temporary command of the Battalion, and am my own adjutant at the moment.

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  • Between 1919 and 1929 he served as a company commander, battalion adjutant and instructor at military schools.

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  • adjutant of the 6th battalion in Cyprus.

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  • The Battalion had parties of specialist machine-gunners and grenade throwers on stand-by, as well as those ready to repair barbed wire.

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  • battalion of infantry and a battery of mountain artillery.

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  • He returned to France in February 1917, rejoining the 1/5th battalion in the field in March of that year.

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  • Early in 1953 the battalion moved to Libya where they became a motorized battalion equipped with armored track vehicles.

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  • battalion embarked for Marseilles, arriving week later.

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  • Lance Sergeant Jason Sumner, of the 1st battalion Scots Guards, played the lament Flowers of the Forest.

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  • He joined D Company, 4th battalion The Green Howards in March 1935.

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  • The Command of 6th battalion then devolved onto Major J L Hughes MC.

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  • Walter Frederick Fitch Walter Frederick Fitch was a Captain in the 7th battalion, The Suffolk Regiment.

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  • battalion commander relies heavily on the brigade rear CP for passing information on terrain analysis from the brigade main CP.

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  • battalion headquarters whilst we were there.

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  • The maneuver battalion task force field trains are not always located in the BSA.

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  • Most unusually, within 4 days, he was transferred to 2 Nd battalion, Border Regiment.

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  • They were raised as the 25th Punjab Infantry or Hazara Gurkha battalion in 1858.

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  • The newly formed 28 th battalion left Canada in June 1915.

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  • Private Thomas Harrison, also of the 1 st battalion, Cheshire Regiment, was killed on 4 September 1916.

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  • A trip to the rear for the Battalion was a welcome, if short, breather from the grisly realities of the front.

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  • The division commander normally places at least one FA battalion in direct support of each committed maneuver brigade.

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  • The replacement battalion cadre was normally commanded by an Oberstleutnant or Major with a relatively small staff.

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  • Also met a chum from the 19th Battalion, Frank Long.

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  • Terrain The support battalion and subordinate commanders know what possibilities the terrain offers to both friendly and enemy forces.

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  • The support battalion commander relies heavily on the brigade rear CP for passing information on terrain analysis from the brigade main CP.

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  • commander of the 1st battalion was out of action.

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  • commander of the brigade organic field artillery battalion.

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  • commendation at a ceremony in the 1st Battalion's headquarters in Chepstow.

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  • Wolff now assumed command of the battalion and John Gates became battalion commissar.

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  • Each battalion had a political commissar, and the companies had, as we have said, political delegates.

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  • Not least because he was highly critical of Headquarters Staff Officers whilst being generally complimentary of professional soldiers at the battalion level.

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  • The company commanders are likely in the vicinity of the support battalion CP to facilitate coordination.

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  • The 3rd Battalion was based at the regimental depot.

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  • He was in charge of the machine gun detachment of the battalion.

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  • The battalion disbanded in April, 1999, after a Government defense review.

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  • division commander normally places at least one FA battalion in direct support of each committed maneuver brigade.

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  • His stay in Egypt was to be short and, on 5 April, the battalion embarked for Marseilles, arriving week later.

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  • The Battalion was deployed against terrorists in the Malayan emergency from 1949-1952.

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  • enlisted in the 2nd battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry.

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  • enlistment of 115 men in one week, the proposed Battalion strength was raised to 1,200 men.

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  • Richmond Town Hall will host the photographic exhibition, showing the 2nd Battalion between 1952 and 1956.

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  • Disease accounted for 127 men of the 1st Battalion, with a predominant cause being enteric fever (typhoid ).

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  • firepower control team (FCT ), which is provided by the SALT at battalion.

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  • fixed-wing assets of the corps command aviation battalion.

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  • The gavel used in the 1st Battalion officers ' mess was the gavel used in the 1st Battalion officers ' mess was the gavel made from the timbers of HMS Defense.

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  • The gavel used in the 1st Battalion officers ' mess was the gavel made from the timbers of HMS Defense.

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  • An infantry battalion wearing red hackles has occupied the field, and in our house there is a brigade HQ.

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  • Examples of these tenants are the brigade rear CP and the support battalion company headquarters.

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  • henchmanission is to rescue a batch of missing Pokémon, stolen by a band of wicked henchmen: the Phobos Battalion!

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  • infantry battalion or cavalry regiment.

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  • The troops of the 18 th infantry Battalion of the 21 st Division mutinied.

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  • A mounted infantryman of the 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War.

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  • On 1 October 1944 an SS battalion had, in retaliation for Italian partisan resistance, killed 1,830 inhabitants of this small village.

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  • Because of such injustices the Philippian jailer and his household was converted, and a whole battalion of Roman soldiers heard the Gospel.

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  • Lanyards The 1st Battalion wear The Royal Norfolk Regiment's yellow lanyards The 1st Battalion wear The Royal Norfolk Regiment's yellow lanyard.

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  • maneuver battalion task force field trains are not always located in the BSA.

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  • The cowed battalion duly went into battle, only to be again severely mauled in the German killing zone.

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  • minimize support disruption, however, support battalion elements move in echelons.

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  • The battalion mortar platoon leader provides effective coordination with the FSE on all mortar platoon leader provides effective coordination with the FSE on all mortar matters.

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  • platoon of the support battalion medical company provides evacuation.

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  • The Battalion suffered little German artillery fire, however, lost their mortar platoon due to an unlucky enemy shell.

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  • One of them was Pat Harte, former quartermaster of the 3rd Battalion, West Cork Brigade.

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  • In May 1916, the Battalion, now with John as a member, was back at Loos and was occupying the redoubt.

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  • re-form the 2nd battalion, which had been disbanded after the War.

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  • rejoining the 1/5th battalion in the field in March of that year.

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  • The support battalion evacuates to the rear damaged equipment not easily reparable.

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  • Thus Superintendent John McInnes, a former sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Scots Fusiliers found himself in charge of the Ongar Division.

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  • shooting the day, Cyril was shot by a German sniper, the only member of the Battalion to be killed that day.

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  • Battalion records show a further five changes of the captain's name in the Company's relatively short history.

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  • I was the senior subaltern at the time and so introduced him to life in the Battalion.

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  • Joseph is believed to have been a pre-war territorial and volunteered for overseas service when the Battalion was mobilized on August 1914.

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  • He coordinates air and ground transportation through the support battalion transportation officer to bring repair parts forward and evacuate damaged equipment.

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  • Meanwhile the Italian troops had occupied the Marches, Umbria and the Abruzzi, a battalion of Bersaglieri reaching the Volturno in time to take part in the battle.

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  • The infantry division consists of 2 brigades, each of 2 regiments of 3 or 4 battalions (the 4 battalion regiments have recently been reduced for the most part to 3), with I squadron cavalry and 12 batteries, attached from the corps troops, in war a proportion of the artillery would, however, be taken back to form the corps artillery (see ARTILLERY and TACTICS).

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  • The army corps consists of headquarters, 2 (or 3) infantry divisions, 1 cavalry i~igade, I artillery brigade (2 regiments, comprising 21 field and 2 horse batteries), I engineer battalion, &c. In war a group of Rimailho heavy howitzers (see ORDNANCE:

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  • Irksome as were his employments, grievous as was the waste of time, uncongenial as were his companions, solid benefits were to be set off against these things; his health became robust, his knowledge of the world was enlarged, he wore off some of his foreign idiom, got rid of much of his reserve; he adds - and perhaps in his estimate it was the benefit to be most prized of all - " the discipline and evolutions of a modern battalion gave me a clearer notion of the phalanx and the legion, and the captain of the Hampshire grenadiers (the reader may smile) has not been useless to the historian of the Roman empire."

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  • The total number of units were, in the infantry, 28 regular battalions, I reserve battalion and 3 battalions of Frontier Guards; in the cavalry some 8 squadrons; in the artillery 9 field batteries; in the engineers 1 electro-technical and 1 auto battalion, a pioneer company and a railway operating company plus an aviation corps, or a total of about 1,200 officers and 35,000 men.

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  • A battalion was hurried up in motor lorries, and marched up to Pasubio by the Passo di Xamo.

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  • Prince Andrew again seized the standard and, dragging it by the staff, ran on with the battalion.

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  • "Will Your Majesty allow me to consult the colonel?" said Alexander and took a few hasty steps toward Prince Kozlovski, the commander of the battalion.

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  • The bases include a naval station and an RAF military airfield, and garrison troops, infantry battalion and reconnaissance squadron units.

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  • In May 1916, the Battalion, now with John as a member, was back at Loos and was occupying the Redoubt.

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  • In 1952 a decision was taken to re-form the 2nd Battalion, which had been disbanded after the War.

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  • During the day, Cyril was shot by a German sniper, the only member of the Battalion to be killed that day.

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  • Battalion records show a further five changes of the captain 's name in the Company 's relatively short history.

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  • Joseph is believed to have been a pre-war Territorial and volunteered for overseas service when the Battalion was mobilized on August 1914.

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  • In a cartoon format like the GameBoy's and DS's Advanced Wars, Battalion Wars 2 offers different types of campaigns with different types of missions.

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  • It was commanded by Prince Alexander of Hesse; the 1st division (3 infantry brigades, i cavalry brigade, 6 batteries) came from Wurttemberg; the 2nd division (2 infantry and I cavalry brigades, 5 batteries) from Baden, the least anti-Prussian of all these states; the 3rd division (2 infantry and i cavalry brigades, i rifle battalion, 4 batteries) from Hesse-Darmstadt; the 4th division consisted of an Austrian brigade of 7 battalions (three of which were Italians), a Nassau brigade, and two batteries and some hussars of Hesse-Cassel.

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  • A small battalion of Karens enlisted as sappers and miners proved a failure and had to be disbanded.

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  • Napoleon had, of course, accepted the risk of such an attack, but he sought at the same time to minimize it by summoning every available battalion to the scene.

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  • A single battalion (150) of volunteers composes the grand-ducal army.

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  • Suitable grounds in the vicinity of the barracks, of which Caesar's Camp, the Long Valley and Laffan's Plain are best known, are utilized for company, battalion and brigade training of infantry, while the mounted branches work over a wider area, and the engineers carry out their practices where most convenient.

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  • He was the ninth child of a carter, who wanted to make him a priest, but the lad at fifteen enlisted in a battalion of students to fight against the armies of Napoleon I.

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  • In front, near the centre, were the heavy guns and each infantry battalion had its own light artillery.

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  • In 1851 he applied for and obtained a professorship at the Virginia military institute, Lexington; and here, except for a short visit to Europe, he remained for ten years, teaching natural science, the theory of gunnery and battalion drill.

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  • On the formation of the Italian legion he joined the second battalion as major, and was publicly complimented by General Oudinot for his extraordinary valour at the storming of Peschiera.

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  • Wolseley asked for the help of white troops, and the 2nd battalion Rifle Brigade, the 23rd Fusiliers and 42nd Highlanders were despatched.

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  • There is one battalion to each army corps.

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  • Each battalion.

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  • While an Egyptian battalion was attacking in line, it was halted to repel a rush from the rear, and front and rear ranks were simultaneously engaged, firing in opposite directionsyet the fellahin were absolutely steady; they shot well and showed no signs of trepidation.

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  • The 1st battalion of the North Staffordshire regiment moved up from Cairo to join the Egyptian army.

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  • Soimonov, with his whole force deployed in a normal attack formation (three lines of battalion columns covered by a few hundred skirmishers) pushed forward along the ridge (6 A.M.) without waiting for Pavlov or for Dannenberg, the officer appointed to command the whole force.

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  • The adjutants and battalion and regimental commanders mounted, crossed themselves, gave final instructions, orders, and commissions to the baggage men who remained behind, and the monotonous tramp of thousands of feet resounded.

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  • "Do order them to form into battalion columns and go round the village!" he said angrily to a general who had ridden up.

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  • "Hurrah!" shouted Prince Andrew, and, scarcely able to hold up the heavy standard, he ran forward with full confidence that the whole battalion would follow him.

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  • Alexander and Napoleon, with the long train of their suites, approached the right flank of the Preobrazhensk battalion and came straight up to the crowd standing there.

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  • Prince Andrew remained silent, and his expression was so forbidding that Pierre addressed his remarks chiefly to the good-natured battalion commander.

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  • He listened with weary ears to the ever-recurring sounds, distinguishing the whistle of flying projectiles from the booming of the reports, glanced at the tiresomely familiar faces of the men of the first battalion, and waited.

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  • From the other side a battalion commander rode up.

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  • But Dolokhov restarted the conversation which had dropped and began putting direct questions as to how many men there were in the battalion, how many battalions, and how many prisoners.

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  • In 1789 he was given the command of a battalion of the National Guard, and took part in the storming of the Bastille.

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