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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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His Excellency the Doyen and Members of the Diplomatic Corps will enter the Stadium through the VIP Entrance and be escorted to seats reserved for them.
Protester Irv Felder is escorted from the room as a city advisory board is focusing on a controversial development.
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
This escorted itinerary includes airfare from JFK, 10-night hotel accommodations, 3 nights camping and 1 night on the overnight train.
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 tour operator's upscale, leisurely paced, fully Escorted Land Tours feature outstanding hotels in central locations, comprehensive sightseeing led by local guides.
It has acquired Travcoa, the escorted tour company that has defined luxury travel for the past 47 years.
BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 1995--While travel agencies and most of America's airlines debate an airline effort to limit travel agency commissions on domestic air tickets, Maupintour -- one of the world's top escorted-travel companies for 44 years -- has announced that it's increasing commissions up to 18 percent on escorted tours.