Meaning of orderly officer in English:

orderly officer


British Military
  • The officer who is in charge of the security and administration of a unit or establishment for a day at a time.

    ‘In the field sentries were traditionally visited by the orderly officer - ‘rounds’ - or by the field officer of the day - ‘grand rounds’ - to ensure that they were awake.’
    • ‘The colonel's orderly officer, Lieutenant Stranger, offers to buy it for his colonel.’
    • ‘Wieder, a German orderly officer in enemy intelligence recounts his disbelief of the sacrifices made.’
    • ‘I cancelled plans to spend Christmas with my sister and her family and arranged that Smith should be orderly officer over Christmas.’
    • ‘I have been orderly officer this week, getting up at 6 30 every morning’