Definition of 'squadron'
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One was a squadron leader who was in charge of mountain rescue. The Sun (2011)No one in the squadron was hurt. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)It is impossible to suppose a whole squadron killed without one man surrendering. WATERLOO: Napoleon's Last Gamble (2005)So he brought two of his squadrons. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Page was taken to the pub by two squadron friends. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)After a week she received a message from her squadron leader. Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)The search for new pilots also meant an increase in the strength of the university air squadrons. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)He was wounded just as the gap was cleared and his squadron leader arrived with the reserve tank troop. Times, Sunday Times (2007)By the end of the second day the fighter squadrons could be reasonably satisfied with their own part in the battle. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003) Fighter squadrons were collections of individuals. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)For the past 65 years the two squadrons have argued over who should take the credit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Two squadrons of Tornado fighters will also be disbanded. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In fighter squadrons, that allowed considerable leeway. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)The remaining British cavalry squadrons now charged. The Scottish Regiments (1993)At least 100 are providing their own horses to act as a cavalry squadron. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We now have more generals than battalions, more air marshals than fighter squadrons and more admirals than ships. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At the same time the memorandum was written, fighter squadrons routinely found themselves outnumbered by bombers by five or ten to one. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Scheme A also increased the proportion of fighter squadrons. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Four jets were flying when they split into sets of two before the squadron lost contact with one of the jets, according to witnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He commanded a squadron in the Pacific, sailed round the world and returned home wealthy. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)According to Page there are still more admirals ashore than ships afloat, more air marshals than squadrons aloft. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By the time he was shot down, he was a squadron leader and had more than 2,500 flying hours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At the end of March a request was made for volunteers to go to France to replace casualties in the four fighter squadrons based there. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
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Translations for 'squadron'
British English: squadron NOUN
A squadron is a section of one of the armed forces, especially the air force.
...a squadron of fighter planes.
Definition of squadron from the Collins English Dictionary
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