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In military tactics, to patrol, or conduct a patrol, is to conduct reconnaissance of a designated area or route. Military tactics is the collective name for methods of engaging and defeating an enemy in battle. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ...


A patrol is also a small cavalry or armoured unit, subordinate to a troop or platoon. A patrol usually comprises a section or squad of mounted troopers, or two AFVs (often tanks). Italian cavalry officers practice their horsemanship in 1904 outside Rome. ... Alternative meanings: vehicle armour, Armor (novel) A hoplite wearing a helmet, a breastplate and greaves (and nothing else). ... A military unit is an organisation within an armed force. ... A troop is a military unit, which can have different meanings depending on the country in which it is used. ... Platoon is a term from military science. ... Section can be: A cross section (in the common sense or the physics sense) In mathematics: A conic section A section of a fiber bundle or sheaf A Caesarean section In UK law, Section 28 In the fictional Star Trek universe, Section 31 A military unit A section (land) is... A squad is a small military unit subordinate to an infantry platoon. ... Trooper can refer to: Canadian rock band Trooper the rank of Trooper in Canadian and British army groups. ... An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is a military vehicle, equipped with protection against hostile attacks and often mounted weapons. ...


In law enforcement, patrol officers are uniformed police officers assigned to patrol specified geographic areas. They are the officers most commonly encountered by the public, as their duties include responding to calls for service, making arrests, resolving disputes, taking crime reports, and conducting traffic enforcement, as well as other crime prevention measures.


Some elementary schools use the term patrol to refer to students who are selected to monitor safety in the classroom or to those students who assist crossing guards with safety of children crossing busy streets. Another common term for this use of patrol is hall monitor. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Warning signs, such as this one, can improve safety awareness. ... Categories: Stub | Education ... An American crossing guard A crossing guard is a person whose role is helping pedestrians cross roadways by temporarily stopping the flow of traffic. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, typical of a small town A street is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. ... For information about school hall monitors, see Hall monitor. ...


In Surf_Life_Saving, volunteer patrol units monitor the beaches during the summer. In Australia and some other countries, the patrolled area is marked by red and yellow flags. Surf lifesaving is a competitive sport which evolved from the training activities of lifeguards at Australian surf beaches, though most events share little with modern inflatable-boat based surf rescue techniques. ...


Patrol is also the name of a board wargame. Patrol was a board wargame released in the early 1970s as a companion to Sniper! in 1974 by Simulations Publications, Inc. ... Wargaming can be one of number of ways of exploring the effects of warfare without actual combat. ...


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Patrolling (6164 words)
Patrolling is a very general term used to describe a unit that is on the move and is doing something other than attacking a fixed enemy position.
This type of patrol is more like a running gun battle with frequent breaks in the action or a patrol that is tracking the enemy and not giving him time to conceal his tracks or lay false trails.
During the patrol he is responsible for monitoring the radio and informing higher headquarters of the patrol's location by the use of checkpoints (which are designated by the Navigator).
SISSpy... Current Works... The Art of Patrolling... (1733 words)
Patrolling was a crucial part of the warfare in most wars from World War II onwards.
The patrol set-up is reliant on the tactical situation and is rarely the same.
Patrols should consist of healthy men, if possible, weed out those men with coughs, colds and other physical reliability is subject to debate.
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