advance force

advance force

A temporary organization within the amphibious task force which precedes the main body to the objective area. Its function is to participate in preparing the objective for the main assault by conducting such operations as reconnaissance, seizure of supporting positions, minesweeping, preliminary bombardment, underwater demolitions, and air support.
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According to the expedition command, Wang Zhen, an advance force of 180 troops will carry necessary supplies to carry out pre-deployment to South Sudan by air, with follow-on forces to be arriving in succession by sea and air in March 2015.
In early August, an advance force (which excluded Warden as he was laid up in Enzeli with sandfly fever) arrived in Baku with five other Canadians--Adj Cpt Cecil John Lewis; Cpt John William Henry Garit Hopman Van Den Berg; Cpt Robert (Bob) Harrison, and Cpt Gordon Scott Hopkins--along with Dunsterville himself, and approximately 1000 British troops.
Troops were due to arrive at Sword and other legendary French beaches on D-Day, five hours after Ron''s advance force.
Hence an advance force from the Labour movement 'invaded' Wirral West a few days ago to fire the first salvos in what will be a series of 'attacks' between now and May 2015.
The UN wants an advance force of 3500 in place by September 2 and 15,000 soldiers to be deployed by November 4.
He has appealed to the EU to send more troops for the advance force to arrive next week.
Adding to the confusion, if not to the score, Japanese land-based torpedo planes and bombers struck an advance force of Australian and U.
You sent an advance force, or you're authorizing an advance force in Liberia.
In reaching the area and preparing to cross the Monongahela River, Braddock sent an advance force under Lt.
The Pathfinder Platoon is effectively 16 Air Assault Brigade's advance force.
Armed British Royal Marines - an advance force of international peacekeepers mandated to protect the new government - patrolled outside the Interior Ministry where the inauguration was taking place.

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