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Symbol of serving in armed forces; flag or banner carried by regiments or flown by a naval vessel.
See also: Battle honour
Authority that a commander in the armed forces exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment. Includes the authority and responsibility for employment and management of resources and personnel. When used in an organizational sense, an area or unit under the command of one individual. In the Army, refers to a geographical district (ex. South-Eastern Command, England). In the Air Force, refers to an operational branch that performs a specific function (ex. Bomber Command).
Assault troops employed in special roles. Originally a Boer term used in the Boer War.
Basic tactical unit existing since the Middle Ages, commanded by a captain or major. Most companies were of infantrymen but artillerymen and cavalrymen were also formed into companies. Numbers varied greatly during the French Regime and in British Canada, but a company of regular troops or militia could have 30 to 100 men.