Third, foraging parties required a covering force, which was a further drain on manpower and consumed even more supplies.
What does CF stand for?
CF stands for Covering Force
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 108 other meanings of CF in our Acronym Attic
- Cost and Freight
- Count Forward
- Counter Force
- Countermeasure Factor
- Counts Fingers (used with the 20/ scale after c. 20/400; ophthalmology)
- County Fair
- Coupling Facility (IBM mainframes)
- Coupling Fault
- Court Filing
Samples in periodicals archive:
Its aim was to provide additional units to covering forces and forming artillery groups during the period of mobilization.
No provision had been made for a covering force to either reinforce the attackers on order, or to create a diversion to permit the main element to either execute the mission or break contact.
He was 18 when, as part of a covering force for Atlantic convoys, the Hood went to intercept the Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.
The IJN had failed to establish control of the Coral Sea and, with the covering force depleted and air cover reduced, the Port Moresby operation was postponed.
More likely, however, a covering force will protect inserted troops while massive fire is directed by the joint force air component commander against the main enemy responses.