Flying party

(Mil.) a body of soldiers detailed to hover about an enemy.

See also: Flying

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"That's a trail that nothing but a nose can follow," said the satisfied scout, looking back along their difficult way; "grass is a treacherous carpet for a flying party to tread on, but wood and stone take no print from a moccasin.
Later, they were seen flying party flags onto the police bus.
His black S-Class Mercedes is followed by a matching grey E-Class, both flying party pennants.
``I don't think there will be any sleep on the plane either so it's going to be a flying party. ''