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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.
Home Guard first contacted Sonoco about three weeks ago, when it learned that its original point-of-purchase (P-O-P) display designer could not deliver assembled kits or displays in time.
The deceased has been identified as Home Guard Amar Singh, who was shot in his chest and was declared brought dead at hospital.
We were on duty on the night of March 22, 1943, when a premature explosion occurred on one of the missiles resulting in the death of two members of the home guard and injuring others.
He said: "If all we wanted to do was defend our shores you could move to a sort of home guard, but if we want to continue our efforts to defend our global interests, there is a critical mass below which you cannot dip - and we're not far from it.
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard were led by pompous bank manager Captain Mainwaring, played by Arthur Lowe.
During the war, my father, Corporal Ronald Carvill, was one of the Home Guard despatch riders - they were the 12th division, stationed at Leamington Road, Coventry.
Charles and the rest of his Home Guard unit were trained how to use rockets in case they had to fire on enemy aircraft.
They were outmanoeuvred on all flanks by the Home Guard, who seemed to be everywhere at once.
Dennis, who was born in 1939, unsurprisingly has few memories of his dad serving in the Home Guard.
Around 10,000 people including home guards, police and rapid action force personnel will be trained.
Mr Davies, from Tonyrefail, in the Rhondda, chose to follow in his father's footsteps and signed up for the Home Guard.