standing patrol


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standing patrol

A patrol which will be of a strength decided by the commander allotting the task. Its task may be recce, listening, fighting, or a combination of these. It differs from a recce, fighting, or listening patrol in that, having taken up its allotted position, it is not free to maneuver in the performance of its task without permission. See also patrol.
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He added that movable and standing patrol are heavily distributed along the streets, while other military forces are moving here and there to protect the parades of the pilgrims heading to Karbala province on foot.
He came under attack on November 11 from Chinese troops who had been lying in wait at the bottom of a hill for more than an hour after they had been spotted by a standing patrol he had sent out.
Each company had one or more standing patrols forward of its position to give early warning of enemy approach or activity in its area.
Appendices follow the rather short text, giving facts and figures of men and machines available to the leading commanders (particularly Army Lieutenant General Walter Short and Navy Admiral Husband Kimmel) to mount standing patrols over the vulnerable target areas during the ongoing, political negotiations between Tokyo and Washington.
We went out every night on fighting patrols, reconnaissance patrols and, the easiest of the lot, standing patrols.