supporting artillery


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supporting artillery

[sə′pȯrd·iŋ är′til·ə·rē]
(ordnance)
Artillery which executes fire missions in support of a specific unit, usually infantry, but remains under the command of the next higher artillery commander.
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Consequently, Central Command sharply limited the number and kind of troops that were to come to Afghanistan and also turned down ground commanders' requests for more helicopters, supporting artillery, and infantrymen.
Known as "Kingcol," it consisted of 2,000 men drawn from the Household Cavalry Regiment (Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards) and the 1st Essex Regiment together with supporting artillery and armored vehicles.
Infantry could not readily communicate with its supporting artillery once an assault jumped off--so meticulous planning had to substitute for flexibility Infantry might carry colored flares and, using a simple code, convey equally rudimentary messages to the artillery.
Supporting artillery normally landed later, so troops on the beach had to depend on fire support from the naval vessels offshore.
Hampered by poor recon-: naissance, they had been unable to pinpoint the small number of Canadians spread out in pockets along the hill, rendering their] supporting artillery and mortar fire largely ineffective.
With dug-in Iraqi units facing Kurdish Pesh Merga elements along the Green Line, the brigade coordinated for and executed two supporting artillery raids.
The force is built around the 650-strong 45 Commando and includes supporting artillery, engineers and logistics troops, as well as RAF Chinook transport helicopters.
As the British closed on the American line their supporting artillery ceased their fire for fear of hitting their own advancing troops.
Second, the armored force, led by tanks, has sufficient combat power to withstand the mass ambush until supporting artillery, air, and infantry could be brought in to destroy the enemy.
On the evening of May 31st the British Army, now numbering just over 1,700 along with all its supporting artillery, marched on to the farm of Richard Beasley--what is the present-day location of Dundurn Castle in Hamilton--and set up camp.
Three more American infantry companies with supporting artillery were landed from Chauncey's ships, which were promptly attacked by the grenadier company of the King's 8th.

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