One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A military force created to fight together, typically consisting of several different types of troops.
- ‘The battlegroup, though small, was impressive.’
- ‘Once he learned of the disaster that had struck his carriers, Admiral Yamamoto, still hundreds of miles to the west with the main battlegroup, reversed course.’
- ‘They'd been in the same battlegroup through several campaigns.’
- ‘However there were no presidential announcements, no talk of bombing campaigns or of sending carrier battlegroups or even a major diplomatic offensive.’
- ‘This collection of major warships was not directly charged with protecting the convoy - instead, they were waiting for a sniff of the German battlegroup based on the battleship Tirpitz.’
- ‘Many of the understaffed vessels were scrapped to make new warships, with some of the staff reassigned to other battlegroups.’
- ‘The mood among the troops in Dogwood is said to be sombre following the deaths of the colleagues, but members of the battlegroup are going about their duties with determination.’
- ‘The order for retreat of the badly planned invasion was called and the battlegroup's admiral, Kenneth Alcolado, was forced to resign in disgrace.’
- ‘Missiles, even equipped with nuclear warheads, offer large carrier battlegroups considerable military capability, but large surface vessels also offer tempting targets to enemy nuclear missiles.’
- ‘Carrier battlegroups had long been vulnerable to submarines, but the Catharsis specialized in destroying other submarines.’
- ‘However, FCR will continue to be the primary means of exercising command within brigades, battlegroups and sub units.’
- ‘The linchpin of the deployment is Exercise Rapid Alliance, involving two American carrier battlegroups and a US Marine Corps task force, staging mock invasions.’
- ‘It wasn't a fun thought, but the battlegroup needed its eyes in position to warn of enemy reinforcements and so, four hours after Prince of Wales left for battle, Reliant accelerated to FTL.’
- ‘In the opinion of the Commanding Officer of the Black Watch, Maj Watkins' actions undoubtedly saved the lives of a number of soldiers in the battlegroup.’
- ‘You're good, but you didn't kill off thirty battlegroups.’
- ‘Gen. Hagglund said the battlegroups could allow the EU 'to take on more and be able to sustain itself'.’
- ‘He said the UK battlegroup was needed to replace the US force because they were ‘an armoured battlegroup of equivalent capability’.’
- ‘It would be akin to stating, ‘Between them the United States and Mexico have 12 aircraft carrier battlegroups.’’
- ‘The battlegroup experienced three suicide bomb attacks, over 25 very large roadside bombs and numerous daily indirect fire attacks.’
- ‘The taskforce will include a battlegroup from the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, supported by eight Apache attack helicopters, which will be deployed for the first time.’
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