Foot Guards


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Foot´ Guards`


pl.1.Infantry soldiers belonging to select regiments called the Guards.
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The Lord Commissioner being informed of that, sent a party of the foot guards, and took possession of the Netherbow, which is a gate in the middle of the High Street, as Temple Bar between the City of London and the Court.
Besides that, Peter Nikolaevich, by exchanging into the Guards I shall be in a more prominent position," continued Berg, "and vacancies occur much more frequently in the Foot Guards.
In a very little time, Barnaby knew that they were a strong detachment of the Foot Guards, having along with them two gentlemen in private clothes, and a small party of Horse; the latter brought up the rear, and were not in number more than six or eight.
Some said with confidence that she had gone down to the docks in male attire, and had become a female sailor; others darkly whispered that she had enlisted as a private in the second regiment of Foot Guards, and had been seen in uniform, and on duty, to wit, leaning on her musket and looking out of a sentry-box in St james's Park, one evening.
Though a tall, hard-favoured, sinewy old woman, who in her youth might have enlisted in the Foot Guards without much fear of discovery, she collapsed before the little keen-eyed crab-like old man.
Major General Benjamin Bathurst, General Officer Commanding Headquarters London District, was Guest of Honour and Inspecting Officer as the fifth regiment of Foot Guards celebrated their national day in traditional style.
What I have gathered from other people I have spoken to, the rifle was part of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), the Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) and the Governor General's Foot Guards (GGFG).
Some 86 crew from 45 ships have learnt the routine usually performed by one of five army Foot Guards Regiments from The Household Division.
The Queen's Royal Guards also known as Foot Guards in the UK, are famed for their ability to remain entirely still, even in the face of camera-laden tourists and wannabe jokers.
Led by a 70-strong detachment from the Rifles company, there will be troops from the Royal Artillery, Royal Dragoons Guards, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Foot Guards, Parachute Regiment, Royal Regiment of Scotland, and the Royal Military Police marching through the city in honour of the North East's fallen soldiers.
In a recent "Trivia" I asked if any reader could explain why the Governor General's Foot Guards (GGFG) cap badge star had six points rather than the usual eight.
Horse Guards Parade was filled with immaculate lines of Foot Guards from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards and the Sovereign s Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Life Guards and Blues and Royals.