Permanent Force, noun phrase

Also with small initials. The standing army of South Africa (see quotation 1912); PF sense a. Also attributive.
1912 Stat. of Union 194The Permanent Force shall consist of (a) persons engaged for continuous service in the organization and training of the Defence Forces; and (b) persons charged in time of peace with the maintenance of order within the Union.
1989 H. Hamann in Scope 10 Mar. 58Be prepared to sign up with the Permanent Force for a minimum of three years, after completing two years of National Service.
The standing army of South Africa (see quotation 1912); PFa. Also attributive.

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