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Home Guard

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1. (Military) a volunteer part-time military force recruited for the defence of the United Kingdom in World War II
2. (Military) (in various countries) a civil defence and reserve militia organization
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Noun1.Home Guard - a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewherehome guard - a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere
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"
guard - a military unit serving to protect some place or person
yeomanry - a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army
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All serene on the Rappahannock, troops in fine condition, commisary department well conducted, the Home Guard under Colonel Teddy always on duty, Commander in Chief General Laurence reviews the army daily, Quartermaster Mullet keeps order in camp, and Major Lion does picket duty at night.
Adrian said: "The Home Guard used it for major exercises, and installed a pigeon loft there.
Fans of the TV original are sure to enjoy this film adaptation of the Home Guard sitcom.
The SecondWorld War is on W a knife edge and in the cosy community of WalmingtW on-Sea, blustering bank manager George Mainwaring (Toby Jones) proudly leads the local Home Guard.
The Second World War is on knife edge and in the cosy community of Walmingtonon-Sea, blustering bank manager George Mainwaring (Toby Jones) proudly leads the local Home Guard.
SUFFRAGETTES, Home Guard, Victorian lessons and animal encounters - welcome to half term at Beamish.
Training was taken by Charlie Robinson's dad, who had been injured in action so was in the Home Guard.
Men of all ages and professions from teenagers to grandads answered the call to join the Home Guard and do their bit to defend Britain during the Second World War.
ASECRET diary kept by a senior Home Guard officer has revealed the true and unvarnished story of what life was like as part of Britain's real Dad's Army during the Second World War.
THE recent article written by Dan O'Neill gave the impression that most of the Home Guard were inefficient and something like Dad's Army ("Defence force that gave us Captain Mainwaring", Echo, May 11).
Summary: Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 25 (ANI): A Prantiya Raksha Dal (PRD) jawan and a home guard indulged in a fight in Mandi Chowki under Baraut police station in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district yesterday.