firing party


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firing party

n
1. (Military) a military detachment detailed to fire a salute at a funeral
2. (Military) another name for firing squad
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Noun1.firing party - a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military executionfiring party - a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
squad - a smallest army unit
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The coffins were draped with the Union Jack and a firing party over the graves was followed by the Last Post and Reveille played by Sergeant Gripton.
These would include a vigil, bugler or drummer, a firing party, a military host or pallbearers, escort and transportation, and arrival and departure honors.
At 1pm a firing party of 30 men from the Devonport Gunnery School, together with 20 naval personnel who were to draw a gun carriage arrived at Lyme Regis.
Infantry Regiment, also known as "The Old Guard," conducted military honors for his burial service, which included a caisson, escort platoon, colors and casket team, firing party and the U.
It must have been horrendous to be instructed to carry out this duty - in some cases the members of the firing party would have known the condemned.
Mary's Band, Dave Laskey and I attended the 21-gun salute by the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment RCA (The Loyal Company) and inspection of the firing party at Longwharf.
Yesterday, as his wife walked into the service between the firing party lines holding the hands of their two boys, James and William, she took a few seconds to look up to the sky above the cathedral.
He was in the firing party at his funeral and there is a duty there, to lay a wreath at the grave of a North Wales soldier killed in action.
A military firing party fired a salute during the service.
The firing party assembled at the Western Cemetery, Ely, in Cardiff, following the funeral of Captain Stephen Healey, of 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (Royal Welch Fusiliers).
After the funeral, a firing party fired a volley of shots in salute to the former semiprofessional footballer at the burial at Western Cemetery, Ely.
To Anton's army friends who carried him with such care and the firing party for their last salute to Anton.