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  1. Patrolling

    of Patrol


  1. Patrolling

    Patrolling is a military tactic. Small groups or individual units are deployed from a larger formation to achieve a specific objective and then return. The tactic of patrolling may apply to ground troops, armored units, naval units, and combat aircraft. The duration of a patrol can vary from a few hours to several weeks depending on the nature of the objective and the type of units involved. There are several different types of patrol each with a different objective: A Combat Patrol is a group with sufficient size and resources to raid or ambush a specific enemy. It primarily differs from an attack in that the aim is not to hold ground. A Clearing Patrol is a brief patrol around a newly occupied defensive position in order to ensure that the immediate area is secure. Clearing patrols are often undertaken on the occupation of a location, and during the transition from night to day and vice versa. A Standing Patrol is a static patrol, probably known as an OP/LP in US and NATO terminology. Standing patrols are usually small static patrols intended to provide early warning, security or to guard some geographical feature, such as dead ground.

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  1. patrolling

    Performing the duties of a patrol.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patrolling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patrolling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of patrolling in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Dunford:

    The expectation is that the actual patrolling and escorts would be done by others.

  2. Dr. Shreenivas R. Deshpande:

    Patriotism is not only patrolling the nation's borders, but doing ones duties perfectly.

  3. Echo Delta:

    Stationary guards are easier to skirt, as for patrolling guards, we need to play hide-and-seek.

  4. Moise Nkurunziza:

    As they were patrolling, soldiers exchanged fire with an armed group of eight men, killing two people.

  5. Damien Trilles:

    People are coming back, but it is fragile, we don't want soldiers patrolling the beach with guns and helmets.

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