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  • n. Plural form of squadron.


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  • We played with the most basic rules; no special cards, no pre-canned scenarios, just a starter set for each side (although two or more kids ran fleets in squadrons).

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  • It would be supported by thousands of bombers, fighters and reconnaissance aircraft (including scores of squadrons from the Royal Canadian Air Force).

    Juno, Where Citizen Soldiers From Canada Made History

  • Another fortnight of this pounding and the RAF may have been forced to withdraw their squadrons from the south of England.

    The Battle of Britain

  • Above me the stars were winking and wheeling in squadrons back and forth as the train rounded the curves, and watching them I fell asleep.


  • They march into classes, which are called squadrons and named after space missions: Atlantis, Apollo, Endeavor.

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  • I could see long lines of horsemen in white tunics, dim through the light morning mist, and in among the squadrons were the scarlet coats and white breeches of native infantry.


  • Even through my genuine funk, I could feel that strange tremor of excitement that every horse-soldier knows as the squadrons move forward silently in the gloom towards an unsuspecting enemy, slowly and ponderously, bump-bump-bump at the walk, knee to knee, one hand on the bridle, t'other on the hilt of the lamp-blacked sabre, ears straining for the first cry of alarm.


  • The squadrons are the small, semi-independent units — each owning about twenty fighter aircraft — which actually accomplish the job involving the pilot and the aircraft.

    Thud Ridge

  • This function of flying with the squadrons was a most vital portion of the operation of a good wing.

    Thud Ridge

  • Homogeneous squadrons, that is, squadrons composed of vessels of similar type and armament, put out and follow roughly the "single line ahead" formation.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War


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