battle group


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battle group

n.
1. A US army unit usually composed of five companies.
2. A naval force composed of a variable number of warships, escorts, and supply vessels, depending on the nature of the mission.
3. An improvised force, usually of battalion or brigade strength, drawn from different units for a particular operation.
4. Chiefly British A tactical force of battalion strength formed by attaching infantry and armored companies.

battle group

n
(Fortifications) a group of warships usually consisting of at least one aircraft carrier, other surface ships, submarines, landing craft, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.battle group - an army unit usually consisting of five companiesbattle group - an army unit usually consisting of five companies
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
division - an army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
company - small military unit; usually two or three platoons
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That in turn will bring with it much of the infrastructure that the battle group will need to fight.
After the meetings in Vilnius the guest will meet with soldiers and leadership of the German-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania during a trip to Rukla.
We are concerned and I have expressed that very clearly about potential use of this battle group to increase Russia's ability and to be a platform for airstrikes against Syria," he said.
The battle group may be used to increase Russia's ability to take part in combat operations over Syria and to conduct even more air strikes against Aleppo," he (http://www.
The deployment of the marine battle group is due to be announced by President Francois Hollande when he gives his annual new year's speech to the armed forces onboard the Charles de Gaulle on January 14, according to the "Mer et Marine" news site.
The MoD said the exercised marked "a significant demonstration of the UK's support to the region" as well as "the British Army's ability to deploy an armoured battle group at short notice anywhere in the world in support of the nation's allies".
Powell was banned for five days at yesterday's hearing for hitting Battle Group seven times in quick succession, then giving him two more "unnecessary" hits among 11 in total when the horse was reluctant to start in Scotland's richest jumps race.
But, receiving 2lb from him, I'm optimistic Battle Group will have his measure.
A US Marines battle group will be moved from Nimruz Province to take control of the area.
They will be replaced in the autumn by part of the UK battle group taking over from 40 Commando.
Goudreault from 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, based in Edmonton, Alberta, was serving in Afghanistan as a member of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.
And I was one of the fortunate ones because they have lost friends and the loss is 30 in the battle group.

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