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> I believe in the First World War, when London buses were used to move
> troops up to the front, the military terminology was to 'embus' and to
> 'disembus'.

A friend of mine who has just retired after 30 years in the British army
always describes exiting an armoured personnel carrier as "debussing",
so I it looks like the "bus" terminology is still alive and well.

Keith Davison
University of Newcastle upon Tyne