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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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Ann Marie Wise, Chatsworth resident, was escorted out at the beginning of the meeting while making a point of order to recuse Sandor Winger.
Protester Irv Felder is escorted from the room as a city advisory board is focusing on a controversial development.
Roundtrip flights to Madrid, 3-nights accommodation in Madrid, 1-night accommodation in Granada, 2-nights accommodation in Torremolinos, 2-nights accommodation in Seville, transfers, escorted sightseeing by luxury motorcoach, professional tour director, entrance fees to attractions as outlined in the itinerary, meals as outlined in the itinerary (8 breakfasts & 3 dinners), welcome drink with tour director, hotel taxes and service charges.
Roundtrip flights to Nice, 1-night accommodation in Cannes, 2-nights accommodation in Aix-en-Provence, 1-night accommodation in Avignon, 2-nights accommodation in Nice, transfers, escorted sightseeing by luxury motorcoach, professional tour director, entrance fees to attractions as outlined in the itinerary, meals as outlined in the itinerary (6 breakfasts & 3 dinners), welcome drink with tour director, hotel taxes and service charges.
Experience Thailand Escorted Tour: Locally escorted tour includes R/T air, 9-nights hotel (Bangkok, Pitsanulok, Lampang, Chiangrai and Chiangmai), transfers, English-speaking guide, entrance fees, 20 meals and more
Explore Thailand Escorted Tour: Locally escorted tour includes R/T air, 10-nights hotel (Bangkok, River Kwai Resort, Pitsanulok, Lampang, Chiangrai and Chiangmai), transfers, English-speaking guide, entrance fees, 23 meals and more!
Each stop on this escorted experience offers travelers the comforts of modern Europe in close proximity to the stark beauty of the ancient world.
The Hellenic Classic offers travelers an 11-night escorted experience that visits Athens, a wonderful city where visitors flock from all over the world just to find evidence of its Byzantine past in such places as it churches and its bustling markets.
It has acquired Travcoa, the escorted tour company that has defined luxury travel for the past 47 years.
Travcoa has focused on luxury travelers since they started more than four decades ago, and they've worked hard to become the recognized leader in upscale escorted tours.