shore party


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shore party

A task organization of the landing force, formed for the purpose of facilitating the landing and movement off the beaches of troops, equipment, and supplies; for the evacuation from the beaches of casualties and enemy prisoners of war; and for facilitating the beaching, retraction, and salvaging of landing ships and craft. It comprises elements of both the naval and landing forces. Also called beach group. See also beachmaster unit; beach party; naval beach group.
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A second boat had been lowered, and the outfit of the shore party was landed rapidly.
While one landed on the beach, the other lay off a short distance to cover the retreat of the shore party, if trouble broke out.
Packhorses and mules carried gear to vantage points where the shore party, led by Lieutenant Charles Pierce, set up triangulation stations to conduct observations.
Scottish biologist James Murray notes in his piece on aquatic multi-cellular organisms that in the absence of penguins and skuas, Nimrod's shore party are "the only land animals at present living in this region".
The ship and crew were supposed to drop off a shore party of officers and scientists and return after the winter to pick them up on the other side of Antarctica.
Ocean Hawk, Kerawi, Mister Morose, Shore Party, Dom Beltrano, Queen Of Spades and Wisley Warrior are among others scheduled to appear, and while Earth Summit's Gold Cup run hinges on the weather, you rule him out at your peril if it comes up soft.
The pitch (preheated by a shore party assigned to the task) was then applied to the keel seam in frantic haste, for the work had to be finished before the tide returned and refloated the ship.
This money allowed the BAE shore party to increase by three: David, Mawson, and Armytage, the last of whom signed on as a general helper, and to give special attention to the ponies that Shackleton hoped would help him reach the Pole.
nJamie Goldstein had his claim reduced from 5lb to 3lb with his victory on Shore Party in the staying novices' handicap chase, and the claimer was seen to very good effect as he forced the 25-1 shot up in the closing stages to see off the challenge of Scotton Green.
At Bangor, Shore Party took full advantage of a drop in grade to lift the Malise Nicolson Novices' Chase.
After Shore Party had soared to his first chasing success, Nigel admitted the six-year-old, who carries the green and white colours made famous by Barton Bank, is already giving the right signals.

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