war establishment


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war establishment

n
(Military) the full wartime complement of men, equipment, and vehicles of a military unit
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On the outbreak of war many dental practitioners volunteered for service as Army Dentists but their enlistment was refused as not being provided for in British War Establishments. The AIF was to work with the British Army and therefore adopt its organisation and structure.
These terms were first popularized during the 1950s and 1960s when prominent political scientists, in dutiful service to the liberal wing of the Cold War establishment, labeled Senator Joseph McCarthy and his admirers as paranoid "radicals," alien to the American body politic.
Source War Establishment No 699/20-Headquarters Imperial Camel Brigade.