Squadron has different meanings:

  • Squadron (army), a cavalry or other unit that consists of a number of troops.
  • Squadron (aviation), a unit of aircraft that consists of three or four "flights", with a total of 12 to 24 aircraft, depending on aircraft type and air force.
  • Squadron (naval), a unit of 3-4 major naval vessels that may be part of a larger task force or a naval fleet.
  • Squadron (TV series), a 1982 BBC TV series

Famous quotes containing the word squadron:

    Well gentlemen, this is it. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Tonight your target is Tokyo. And you’re gonna play ‘em the Star Spangled Banner with two-ton bombs. All you’ve got to do is to remember what you’ve learned and follow your squadron leaders. They’ll get you in, and they’ll get you out. Any questions? All right that’s all. Good luck to you. Give ‘em hell.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)