French, flotilla, escadrille, from Spanish escuadrilla, diminutive of escuadra squadron, squad — more at squad
1912, in the meaning defined above
“Escadrille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escadrille. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.
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