Flying camp

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In military strategy, a flying camp, or camp-volant, was a small but strong army of cavalry and dragoons, to which were sometimes added foot soldiers. Such an army was usually commanded by a lieutenant general, and was always in motion, both to cover the garrisons in possession, and to keep the adversary in continual alarm.[1][2]

See also[edit]

  • Flying Camp, for the American use of the concept in 1776


  1. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al. 
  2. ^ "Camp". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2nd edition. 1989.