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action stations

Line breaks: ac¦tion sta|tions

Definition of action stations in English:

plural noun

The positions taken up by military personnel in preparation for action (often as a command or signal to prepare for action): Copland ordered action stations at midnight
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  • Simultaneously it will teach personnel in action stations and C & C centers how to employ weapons and use ships' combat ruggedness equipment in accordance with a single concept and plan.
  • Then on the day the Royal Marines were landed we were called to action stations and no one said it was an exercise.
  • Once offensive operations had moved northwards, Sir Percivale loaded up 240 pallets of humanitarian aid and made a transit of the waterway, at action stations and accompanied by a minesweeper.

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