flying squad


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flying squad

n. Chiefly British
A small mobile unit, especially of motorized police, capable of moving quickly into action, as during an emergency.
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flying squad

n
a small group of police, soldiers, etc, ready to move into action quickly
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fly′ing squad`


n.
a mobile group, as of police officers, trained and prepared to function whenever or wherever needed.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying squad - a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
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Translations

flying squad

n (Police) → (squadra) volante f
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Metropolitan Police Flying Squad, who specialise in robbery investigations, are trying to establish whether the weapon has been used in other crimes.
Fish was losing no time getting to the local police station, where the senior officer reached for his telephone and asked to be connected to Scotland Yard's elite crimebusting unit, the Flying Squad. The gang had information a quarter-of-a-million pounds of bullion was to be flown into Heathrow.
LAHORE: The Flying Squad of traffic police department is facing certain issues with wardens being assigned 'unauthorised' duties and beingvictimised by bosses, according to a report by a private media outlet.Traffic wardens of this squad are reportedly being forced to perform duties at private functions of influential personalities.
A MEMBER of the Flying Squad was in a serious condition in hospital last night after being run down when officers thwarted a smash-and-grab robbery at a luxury watch store in London's West End.
LAHORE -- The personnel of police flying squad, who have issues pertaining to promotion, leave, salary, domestic or any other, can visit the DIG Operations Office without any hesitation for redressal of their issues.