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firing party

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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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A comrade wrote a moving account of it: "A crowd of brass hats, the medical officer and three firing parties.
Also you have some great parties like Sunday Circus and Animal Farm at the SoundHaus and the Solute guys are doing some firing parties over in Paisley at Club 69.
Another soldier wrote a moving account of the execution: "A piercingly cold dawn' a crowd of brass hats, the medical officer and three firing parties.