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heavy brigade

A group of heavily armed soldiers. The US is reportedly sending in a heavy brigade to quell unrest in the region.
See also: brigade, heavy

the ˈheavy mob/brigade

(British English, informal) a group of strong, often violent people employed to do something such as protect somebody: I had to laugh when he turned up at the meeting with his heavy mob, as if he was a mafia boss or something.
See also: brigade, heavy, mob
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The Heavy Brigade that followed was victorious- like our forces, unlike the 'Light Brigade' that Ranawaka the Sinhala Buddhist chose to eulogize?
21, Heavy Brigade Combat Team Gunnery, (1) and Training Circular 3-20.
The addition of a rotationally deployed heavy brigade is roughly a 50 percent increase in the number of combat soldiers in Europe.
21, Heavy Brigade Combat Team Gunnery, can make getting your Bradley ready for action much simpler.
The final LFX was designed to show a heavy brigade of the German Army 2011, reinforced by elements of the Joint Support Service and the Joint Medical Service, in a high-intensity conflict.
Written by William Howard Russell, first and maybe greatest of all war correspondents, telling the Times how the advance of Russian cavalry was halted by the 93rd Highland Heavy Brigade.
In 2007, he served a one-year tour in South Korea as the S2 for 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
This award shows the Army s long-term commitment to improving the Abrams tank s capabilities for the Warfighter, while ensuring that platforms are able to integrate planned and future upgrades, said Donald Kotchman, vice president for Heavy Brigade Combat Teams at General Dynamics Land Systems.
ANTHES IS ASSIGNED TO THE 1ST HEAVY BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, AT FORT RILEY, KANSAS.
The 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division is a Heavy Brigade Combat Team that is organized with a standard MTOE[modification table of organization and equipment] complement of personnel and equipment.
The first rumblings from the Heavy Brigade broke out when frock-monger Karl Lagerfield (effeminate and desiccated) dared to mention that fat Adele is, well, fat.
During the battle, the 16th were heavily engaged throughout the day, initially to support the Heavy Brigade under Sir William Ponsonby, which had been ordered to charge retreating French infantry but had pushed the charge too far.
While PIM is associated with the heavy brigade combat team, it is a full-spectrum operational platform," Furber said.
Sergeant Bradley, of 121st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, 9th Heavy Brigade, 5th Division, joined the Army in 1915 and wrote regular letters home detailing the realities of combat.
Below) James Birdsong, first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, grapples with an obstacle during the "Shield Ride," or Order of the Hoplite, on Camp Hovey.