Squadron vs Battalion - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between squadron and battalion
is that squadron
is (obsolete) primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square while battalion
is (military) an army unit having two or more companies, etc and a headquarters traditionally forming part of a regiment.
As a verb battalion is
to form into battalions.
(en noun) (abbreviated to: sqn)
(obsolete) Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
(military, army) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.
(military, navy) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
(military, air force) A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group or wing (depending on particular air force).
- "Those half-rounding guards Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined." -Milton.
* flying squadron
* squaddie / squaddy
* Squadron Leader, squadron leader
(military) An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.
(US, military) an army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters; forming part of a brigade.
Any large body of troops.
(by extension) A great number of things.
* (great number of things) heap, horde, load, mass, pile, swathe
To form into battalions.