Glossary of terms

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rating

a junior enlisted member of a navy who is not a warrant officer or commissioned officer

reconnaissance

an activity to obtain military information about a place by sending soldiers or planes there or by using satellite data

referendum

a national vote for people to decide whether or not they agree with a policy

reinforcements

extra people in a military force who are sent to help or to replace those who have been killed or wounded

reparation

a sum of money paid after a war by the defeated country for the damage and injuries it caused in other countries

reparations

a sum of money paid after a war by the defeated country for the damage and injuries it caused in other countries

repatriation

returning a veteran home after they have been injured, become sick or been killed in another country; also refers to returning a military force when conflict has ceased