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  • n. Plural form of escadrille.

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Examples

  • The aerial fleet is sub-divided into squadrons called "escadrilles," each of which comprises six machines and pilots.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

  • The Charente-native Sluice is buckled by an immense minefield and the airport is requisitioned for the mine detector planes and the escadrilles of hunting of Luftwaffe making safe the underwater base.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • For instance, it is stated that there were thirty escadrilles of Bleriot monoplanes together with pilots at the front, in addition to thirty mixed escadrilles of the other prohibited types with their fliers.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

  • Moreover a round 33 escadrilles of all the various types were in reserve.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

  • The patrols to be furnished are: (1) two patrols of protection, of five _avions_ each, by the escadrilles Spa. 87 and Spa. 12; (2) four patrols of attack, of three _avions_ each, by the escadrilles Spa. 124 [that's us], Spa.

    High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France

  • On the umteenth day of June, the escadrilles of Groupe de

    High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France

  • The pursuit or battle squadrons -- the _escadrilles de chasse_ -- are composed of small and very fast planes, such as the Spad and

    Italy at War and the Allies in the West

  • The airplanes are organized in _escadrilles_, usually composed of ten machines each, for three distinct purposes.

    Italy at War and the Allies in the West

  • The squadrons, numbering more than 270, were divided into bombing, chasing, patrolling and field escadrilles, these last being intrusted with scouting, photographing, and artillery work, in constant touch with the infantry.

    Georges Guynemer

  • Meanwhile they were preparing the Somme battle; the escadrilles familiarized themselves with their ground, and new machines were tried.

    Georges Guynemer

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