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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 requiem meeting was held with the participation of silent drill team, firing party and military band of Minsk commandant's office, as well as accompanied with performances of creative teams of Minsk.
The son of Benjamin and Hannah Morgan of Walsall, he was buried at Witton Cemetery "with full Service honours" consisting of two officers, six sergeant bearers, a firing party and an escort of 20 other ranks.
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.S.
"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.
His father, also called Vic, originally from Penygroes in Gwynedd, served with Mr Uphill and was in the "firing party" who fired at volley of shots to honour the dead soldier when he was buried almost 55 years ago.
A military firing party fired a salute during the service.
To Anton's army friends who carried him with such care and the firing party for their last salute to Anton.