Squadron vs Cavalry - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between squadron and cavalry
is that squadron
is (obsolete) primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square while cavalry
is (military|uncountable) the military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
(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, uncountable) The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
(military, countable) An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.
(military, countable) The branch of the military transported by fast light vehicles, also known as mechanized cavalry.
* heavy cavalry
* light cavalry
* mechanized cavalry
* Delamarre, X. & Lambert, P. -Y. (2003). Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise : Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental (2nd ed.). Paris: Errance. ISBN
978 2 87772 369 5, ISBN 2 87772 237 6