The British have a peace as well as a war establishment for their navy; and the former was usually about one-third of the latter.
In the report of the technical sub-committee the war establishment for an expeditionary force is planned on these lines.
A war establishment was kept up in time of peace in the island of Cuba to protect the island from threatened invasions.
What nation on the continent, mine excepted, can maintain for two years longer its present war establishment?
They prove to what a pitch Duke Frederick had raised the credit of his state and war establishment.
He thought the number of men and officers should be regulated for a peace, and not a war establishment.