Meaning of ADVANCE GUARD in English
- ADVANCE GUARD
Detachment sent ahead of the main force to ensure its uninterrupted advance; to protect the main body against surprise; to facilitate the advance by removing obstacles and repairing roads and bridges; and to cover the deployment of the main body if it is committed to action.
DOD English dictionary of military terms. Английский словарь военных терминов DOD. 2012