List of army units called Guards

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This is a list of past and present army units whose names include the word guard. Border Guards, Coast Guards, Home Guards, National Guards, Presidential Guards, Red Guards, Republican Guards, and Royal Guards are listed under their own articles.

Active[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

The National Guards Unit of Bulgaria

Canada[edit]

China[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Germany[edit]

India[edit]

Israel[edit]

  • Knesset Guard (Hebrew: Mishmar HaKnesset) responsible for the security of the Knesset building and the protection of its members (MKs).

Netherlands[edit]

Romania[edit]

30th Honor Guard Regiment "Mihai Viteazul"

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

  • Swiss Guard, Swiss mercenary soldiers who served as guards at foreign European courts.

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Current Guards units of the British Army are under the administrative control of the Guards Division

Former[edit]

With dates Guards title carried

Organizational units

Historical[edit]

Byzantine[edit]

  • Varangian Guard, a unit of the Byzantine emperor chiefly made up of troops of Scandinavian and North West European origin.

France[edit]

Prussia[edit]

Cavalry

Infantry(each of the Foot Guards and four of the Guards Grenadiers would form reserve (Landwehr) units upon mobilization in August 1914)

Artillery

Support units

Imperial Russia[edit]

Japan[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Philip Mansel, Pillars of Monarchy: An Outline of the Political and Social History of Royal Guards 1400-1984, ISBN 0-7043-2424-5