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Definition of Squadron

Squadron

  1. Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
  2. A body of cavarly comparising two companies or troops, and averging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred men.
  3. A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.

Squadron Quotations

At the end of the day, though, the band members have to be strong. It's down to the individuals in the unit. Listen to me, I'm talking like I'm in the army and this is my squadron.
Shirley Manson

But when I was selected, after my very first tour of squadron duty, to become one of the youngest candidates for the test pilot school, I began to realize, maybe you are a little bit better.
Alan Shepard

It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.
Adolf Galland

There is a peculiar gratification in receiving congratulations from one's squadron for a victory in the air. It is worth more to a pilot than the applause of the whole outside world.
Eddie Rickenbacker

The admiral, or commander in chief of a squadron, being frequently invested with a great charge, on which the fate of a kingdom may depend, ought certainly to be possessed of abilities equal to so important a station and so extensive a command.
William Falconer
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Squadron Translations

squadron in French is escadron
squadron in German is Geschwader
squadron in Swedish is skvadron, eskader

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