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18th Jul '16 10:29:10 AM DastardlyDemolition
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*''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}}'' has the C-SWAT (Cybernetic Special Weapons & Tactical Squad), PSYCHE-DIV, [=CYBEnforcement=], and MAX-TAC ('''Max'''imum Force '''Tac'''tical Division) police forces, all collectively known as the "Cyber Psycho Squad". They are the elite police forces that hunt down and arrest [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul "Cyber Psychos"]] and who may be as close to cyberpsychosis as the people they arrest, if they weren't already Cyber Psychos before they were cops.
7th Jul '16 11:39:57 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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*** UC Gundam in general tends to arrange Mobile Suits in squads of three. See also the White Dingo team in ''Rise from the Ashes".

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*** UC Gundam in general tends to arrange Mobile Suits in squads of three. See also the White Dingo team in ''Rise from the Ashes".Ashes''.
7th Jul '16 11:39:10 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''[[Anime/MobilSuitGundamF91 F91]]'' has Zabine Chareux's Black Vanguard squadron.

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** ''[[Anime/MobilSuitGundamF91 ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 F91]]'' has Zabine Chareux's Black Vanguard squadron.
7th Jul '16 11:38:57 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** UC Gundam tended to arrange Mobile Suits in squads of three. See also the White Dingo team in ''Rise from the Ashes".

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** *** UC Gundam tended in general tends to arrange Mobile Suits in squads of three. See also the White Dingo team in ''Rise from the Ashes".



** F91 has Zabine Chareux's Black Vanguard squadron.
** Crossbone had the Jupiter Empire's Death Gale squadron, and later the [=ThouCus=] ("Thousand Custom") team.
** Victory has the ill-fated, all-female Shrike Team.

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** F91 ''[[Anime/MobilSuitGundamF91 F91]]'' has Zabine Chareux's Black Vanguard squadron.
** Crossbone ''[[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone]]'' had the Jupiter Empire's Death Gale squadron, and later the [=ThouCus=] ("Thousand Custom") team.
** Victory ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory]]'' has the ill-fated, all-female Shrike Team.
7th Jul '16 11:36:36 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A]] has the militia's Jalopy Team, lead by Joseph, and Gavan Gooney's "Suicide Squad" (which is not actually a MeaningfulName).

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* [[Anime/TurnAGundam ** ''[[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A]] A]]'' has the militia's Jalopy Team, lead by Joseph, and Gavan Gooney's "Suicide Squad" (which is not actually a MeaningfulName).
21st Jun '16 12:07:22 PM DarkHunter
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** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' has Delta Squadron and the Walkure (who are a cross between a combat unit and an IdolSinger group, using songs in combat rather like Sound Force did). There are apparently Alpha, Beta, etc. Squadrons as well but so far they haven't been relevant.
20th Jun '16 8:37:26 PM PaulA
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* During the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars, the French [[PraetorianGuard Old Guard]], specifically its four infantry regiments, were known (as they are to this day in France) as ''les grognards'' (the grumblers).
* During the [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars the Wars of Liberation]], the soldiers of General Yorck's I Corps (summer 1813-spring 1814) were known as ''Heurichs'' throughout the Prussian army. Heurich was the name of a commissary officer who was the constant butt of jokes within the corps and, and this name, which is very easy for French-speakers to mispronounce, was used as an impromptu password[=/=]{{Shibboleth}} during the French campaign of 1814.

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* During the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, the French [[PraetorianGuard Old Guard]], specifically its four infantry regiments, were known (as they are to this day in France) as ''les grognards'' (the grumblers).
* During the [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars the Wars of Liberation]], the soldiers of General Yorck's I Corps (summer 1813-spring 1814) were known as ''Heurichs'' throughout the Prussian army. Heurich was the name of a commissary officer who was the constant butt of jokes within the corps and, and this name, which is very easy for French-speakers to mispronounce, was used as an impromptu password[=/=]{{Shibboleth}} during the French campaign of 1814.
10th Jun '16 4:35:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** First and foremost, the famous Skull Squadron, the most elite Valkyrie pilots of the UN Wars and the Zentraedi War.

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** First and foremost, the famous Skull Squadron, the most elite Valkyrie pilots of [[Anime/MacrossZero the UN Wars Wars]] and [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the Zentraedi War.War]].



** ''7'' also had the Jamming Birds, an almost [[ButtMonkey completely unsuccessful attempt]] to replicate Sound Force.
** A more conventional squadron from ''7'' was Diamond Force, made up of the most elite military pilots on the 7th Fleet. Over the course of the series it loses some members, the survivors of which are re-organized into Emerald Force.

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** *** ''7'' also had the Jamming Birds, an almost [[ButtMonkey completely unsuccessful attempt]] to replicate Sound Force.
** *** A more conventional squadron from ''7'' was Diamond Force, made up of the most elite military pilots on the 7th Fleet. Over the course of the series it loses some members, the survivors of which are re-organized into Emerald Force.
24th Mar '16 5:12:46 PM StFan
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->''"The Germans call them...the Bastards."''

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->''"The Germans call them... the Bastards."''



Soldiers in a large army may feel rather unimportant being identified as a member of the 103rd [[FunWithAcronyms Orbital Magic Fighter Group]] or the 486th [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Combined Rapid Assault Platoon]] or whatever. To make themselves feel more distinct, they or their commanders come up with a more colourful nickname for TheSquad. This might just remain a private joke, or it may eventually come into use among the higher-ups. In some cases, the name may be officially attached to the squad.

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Soldiers in a large army may feel rather unimportant being identified as a member of the 103rd [[FunWithAcronyms Orbital Magic Fighter Group]] or the 486th [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Combined Rapid Assault Platoon]] or whatever. To make themselves feel more distinct, they or their commanders come up with a more colourful colorful nickname for TheSquad. This might just remain a private joke, or it may eventually come into use among the higher-ups. In some cases, the name may be officially attached to the squad.



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* The HowlingCommandos in the MarvelUniverse.

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* The HowlingCommandos ComicBook/HowlingCommandos in the MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse.




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* The eponymous ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. The 'lesser races' were referred to (even in official documents) as "bastards" by Nazi eugenicists.

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* The [[CharacterTitle title character]] of ''{{Sharpe}}'' commands the Chosen Men.
** According to the novels, Chosen Man was actually a rank replaced by Corporal in more modern eras.
* The warriors under Tsubodai's command in the ''{{Conqueror}}'' books are referred to as the Young Wolves. Following this lead, Jochi names his tuman the Iron Horse, and decides to refer to Jebe's tuman as the Bearskins, much to the latter's annoyance.
* ''TheWheelOfTime'' has banners such as Edorion's Hammers, Carlomin's Leopards, and Reimon's Eagles among the Band of the Red Hand.
** And there's the Fists of Heaven too
* ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'': '[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughnecks_Starship_Troopers Roughnecks]]'.

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* The eponymous ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. The 'lesser races' "lesser races" were referred to (even in official documents) as "bastards" by Nazi eugenicists.

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eugenicists.
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* The [[CharacterTitle title character]] of ''{{Sharpe}}'' ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' commands the Chosen Men.
**
Men. According to the novels, Chosen Man was actually a rank replaced by Corporal in more modern eras.
* The warriors under Tsubodai's command in the ''{{Conqueror}}'' ''Literature/{{Conqueror}}'' books are referred to as the Young Wolves. Following this lead, Jochi names his tuman the Iron Horse, and decides to refer to Jebe's tuman as the Bearskins, much to the latter's annoyance.
* ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has banners such as Edorion's Hammers, Carlomin's Leopards, and Reimon's Eagles among the Band of the Red Hand.
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Hand. And there's the Fists of Heaven too
too.
* ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'': '[[http://en.''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'':
** "[[http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Roughnecks_Starship_Troopers Roughnecks]]'.Roughnecks]]".



* In JimButcher 's ''Literature/CodexAlera'', we have Rufus Scipio's Battlecrows Cohort and the [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Knights Pisces]], which come from an InsultBackfire.
* The ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has a bunch of these, like the Bridgeburners and the Bonehunters.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''

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* In JimButcher 's Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'', we have Rufus Scipio's Battlecrows Cohort and the [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Knights Pisces]], which come from an InsultBackfire.
* The ''MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has a bunch of these, like the Bridgeburners and the Bonehunters.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':



* In the ''AnitaBlake'' book series, the police squad the titular character works with is the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team (RPIT), nicknamed "Rip It" or simply "The Spook Squad".

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* In the ''AnitaBlake'' ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' book series, the police squad the titular character works with is the Regional Preternatural Investigation Team (RPIT), nicknamed "Rip It" or simply "The Spook Squad".



* From ''{{Literature/Grunts}}'':
--> ''"Sir! Permission to call this squad Black Squad, sir!"''
--> ''"Denied. We already have fifteen Black Squads, twelve Dark Squads, four Raven Squads, three Midnight Squads, one Sable Squad, one Ebony Squad and one," she glanced at a sheet of paper, "Pink Squad. Yes... we're all a little worried about '''Pink''' Squad."''
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusthog_Squad Lusthog Squad]] from the Vietnam War novels The Short-Timers and The Phantom Blooper by Gustav Hasford. Nickname of the squad was not mentioned in the [[Film/FullMetalJacket film of the first novel]].

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* From ''{{Literature/Grunts}}'':
--> ''"Sir!
''Literature/{{Grunts}}'':
-->''"Sir!
Permission to call this squad Black Squad, sir!"''
--> ''"Denied.
sir!"\\
"Denied.
We already have fifteen Black Squads, twelve Dark Squads, four Raven Squads, three Midnight Squads, one Sable Squad, one Ebony Squad and one," she glanced at a sheet of paper, "Pink Squad. Yes... we're all a little worried about '''Pink''' Squad."''
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lusthog_Squad Lusthog Squad]] from the Vietnam War novels The Short-Timers ''The Short-Timers'' and The ''The Phantom Blooper Blooper'' by Gustav Hasford. Nickname of the squad was not mentioned in the [[Film/FullMetalJacket film of the first novel]].

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* The ''Wild Cards'' squadron from ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond''
** In the final episode of the series, TheCaptain, at first, orders a different squadron to launch at the incoming Chig fighters. Then belays his first order and instead orders to "deal out the Wild Cards", despite the squadron being on suspension at the time.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[TheVerse 'verse]] has groups such as Literature/GauntsGhosts and the [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Last_Chancers Last Chancers]] in the Imperial Guard, among others. There's also the numerous chapters of {{Space Marine}}s and legions of Chaos Marines.
** The Ghosts have a double-whammy, as their ''official'' designation is the just-as-badass "Tanith First-And-Only", due to the [[LastOfHisKind wiping out of the rest of their planet]].

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* The ''Wild Cards'' "Wild Cards" squadron from ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond''
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''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''. In the final episode of the series, TheCaptain, at first, orders a different squadron to launch at the incoming Chig fighters. Then belays his first order and instead orders to "deal out the Wild Cards", despite the squadron being on suspension at the time.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[TheVerse 'verse]] has groups such as Literature/GauntsGhosts and the [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Last_Chancers Last Chancers]] in the Imperial Guard, among others. There's also the numerous chapters of {{Space Marine}}s and legions of Chaos Marines.
**
Marines. The Ghosts have a double-whammy, as their ''official'' designation is the just-as-badass "Tanith First-And-Only", due to the [[LastOfHisKind wiping out of the rest of their planet]].



* ''TechInfantry'' has several, including the Raptors led by Colonel Arthur Clarke, the Red Scorpions, and Alastair Dimiye's Dead Boys Battallion.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' has several, including the Raptors led by Colonel Arthur Clarke, the Red Scorpions, and Alastair Dimiye's Dead Boys Battallion.

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Battallion.
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* The Dragonslayers of the ''WhateleyUniverse''.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Happens from time to time when a group forms, starting with The Intrepid Six in Version 1, The Bloody Fists in V2, SADD in V3, and The Insane Commie Posse, Team Campbell and Team Ego in Version 4.

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* The Dragonslayers of the ''WhateleyUniverse''.
''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''.
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Happens from time to time when a group forms, starting with The Intrepid Six in Version 1, The Bloody Fists in V2, SADD in V3, and The Insane Commie Posse, Team Campbell and Team Ego in Version 4.




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* ''TheSimpsons'': Grandpa Simpson was the commander of the "Fightin' Hellfish" (Or the "Flying Hellfish", depending on the scene.)
* The Joes in ''GIJoe'' don't have an official unit. They are just "G.I. Joes".

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* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Grandpa Simpson was the commander of the "Fightin' Hellfish" (Or the "Flying Hellfish", depending on the scene.)
* The Joes in ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' don't have an official unit. They are just "G.I. Joes".




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* 617 Squadron of the RoyalAirForce are known as the "Dambusters" for, well, that WorldWarTwo mission. Today they fly Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft.

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* 617 Squadron of the RoyalAirForce are known as the "Dambusters" for, well, that WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII mission. Today they fly Tornado GR.4 strike aircraft.



* From WorldWarII onwards, the [[YanksWithTanks Eighth Air Force]], which earned the nickname "The Mighty Eighth" for their daylight precision bombing raids over Western Europe throughout the war.

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* From WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII onwards, the [[YanksWithTanks Eighth Air Force]], which earned the nickname "The Mighty Eighth" for their daylight precision bombing raids over Western Europe throughout the war.




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20th Mar '16 7:36:33 AM Grade0
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* In ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', the 33rd Combat Division is more commonly known as the Damned 33rd due to their tendency to perform [[SuicideMission Suicide Missions]] and always come back alive despite that.
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