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Escort

 

a military convoy, guard, or accompanying party. Naval escorts consist of forces specially assigned to protect warships and other vessels in transit. Air escorts are usually fighter aircraft designated to accompany air transports and command aircraft. Escort personnel acting as honor guards are assigned to accompany foreign dignitaries and to serve at military burials.

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escort
Aircraft assigned to protect friendly aircraft during a mission. Escorts may or may not accompany the main force. In the former case, they are called tied or close escorts, whereas in the latter they are referred to as free escorts. See also close escort and free escort.
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The MP, sounding anxious for a third man to join them, began examining snaps of men on the gay dating app Grindr, shown to him by the escorts.
The conversation turned to cocaine when the escorts spoke again about the Romanian joining them.
When one of the escorts pretended to ring the Romanian and said cocaine was not available, Mr Vaz interrupted: "Ask him how much it is - next time.
Newbiggin Middle School headteacher Christina Black has made official written and verbal requests to the council to reinstate the escorts, which were removed when the bus service contract was re-tendered in the summer.
This route was re-tendered in the summer and we deemed that the escorts were not needed.
Carers from day centres will be the escorts, rather than those currently doing the job.
More than 2,000,000 had been built by the time Ford introduced the Mark II model in 1975 and the following year the Escort became Britain's number one selling car for the first time.
DURING its lifetime the Escort has picked up thousands of motor sport trophies, including World Rally Championship titles in 1968 and 1969, the famous 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland and out on the track the British Saloon Car Championship.
It really is a great opportunity for the escorts and adds to the fun of the whole festival," added Marty.
It will also cover the five nights accommodation for the escort and the company sponsoring the winning escort will also be announced live on television.