tactical reserve


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tactical reserve

[′tak·tə·kəl ri′zərv]
(ordnance)
A part of battalion, regiment, or similar force, held initially under the control of the commander as a maneuvering force to influence future action.
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- draw up recommendations on ways of adapting national civil protection systems to cope with the impact of climate change on forests and to take steps to expand the European Forest Fire Tactical Reserve in terms of resources and capacity
The Tactical Reserve has already intervened five times this summer, in France (Corsica) and Italy (Sardinia) in July, and in Portugal, where it completed a five-day mission, on 21 and 22 August.
As a result, two Canadair CL 215 fire-fighting aircraft (the European Forest Fire Tactical Reserve) are available this summer to assist member states facing major forest fires, if and when other member states are unable to provide the required assistance.

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