fire support group


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fire support group

A temporary grouping of ships under a single commander charged with supporting troop operations ashore by naval gunfire. A fire support group may be further subdivided into fire support units and fire support elements.
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For example, the Japanese staff officers would also need to address how to defeat or neutralize the Allied fast carrier force and fire support group. These forces would have been assigned to support and protect the amphibious attack force so the Japanese would have to deal with each of these forces in some way (deception may be used in addition to annihilation) before commencing an attack on the amphibious attack force.
Liverpool's Captain Parkinson commanded the Fire Support Group in Iraq ensuring covering fire for his fellow soldiers.
"Sgt Maj Williams died commanding C (Bruneval) Company's Fire Support Group while the Company was in contact in the Upper Sangin Valley.
Almost immediately a burst of gunfire rang out from the ridge to the left where the Fire Support Group was deployed.
His 2 Platoons and Fire Support Group have been supporting the 3 Para Battlegroup, and providing reinforcements when casualties occur.
Capt 'C', the fire support group commander for A Coy of 2 RGR, makes a case: "The gun was quickly nicknamed The Dragon throughout the AO.
The 27-year-old was part of the Fire Support Group manning Observation Post "Tir" in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province when he was killed by small arms fire.
Promotion to corporal quickly followed and he is currently attending the Fire Support Group Multiple Commanders Course at the Infantry Support Weapons School in Warminster, Wilts.
Conrad's father Tony said his son first saw Peg soon after he was sent to Afghanistan last October with the Fire Support Group, attached to A Company, 3 Para.
He began his recent tour last October, volunteering to join the highly dangerous fire support group, aiding the machine gun platoon.
My fire support group and I were set up on a dominating hill at about 150 meters back from the anticipated engagement area.
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