What does/did "on command" mean?

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by alloydog, Apr 7, 2011.

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  1. I got asked this the other day. The term came up when a friend was looking at some records from around 1800. It referred to when a Sergeant or Rank and File were 'On Command'.

    Any ideas?
  2. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    On Command of the General Staff rather than Regimental duties maybe?
  3. Thanks. I guess I need to ask the person who asked me for the context it was used in, as know seems to know what it means...