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Military terms

Post by paul_b » Thu 10.26.2006 10:29 am

Just came across this in the GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS.

Landed

Having brought his machine to earth a pilot is said to have landed.


Who'd have thought it? :D

Anyway does anybody know a military term for crawling forward (literally hands and knees) ?

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Post by richvh » Thu 10.26.2006 10:31 am

That would be a "high crawl", if I recall correctly from USMC boot camp. (A "low crawl" is down on your belly.)
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RE: Military terms

Post by paul_b » Thu 10.26.2006 10:43 am

richvh wrote:
That would be a "high crawl", if I recall correctly from USMC boot camp. (A "low crawl" is down on your belly.)


Hmm, I was thinking of something I could use to improve the definition of 匍匐前進(ほふくぜんしん) on which there is a massive page in Japanese. According to that there are 5(!) levels of 'crawl' taught, 匍匐前進 refers to the lot.

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RE: Military terms

Post by richvh » Thu 10.26.2006 11:00 am

I think we were only taught 3 levels of crawl, but that was almost 3 decades ago.
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