List of army units called Guards
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.
- 1 Active
- 2 Historical
- 3 See also
- 4 Notes
- 5 References
- The Federation Guard is tri-service ceremonial unit.
- The Austrian Land Forces Guard Battalion
- Governor General's Foot Guards, The Governor General's Horse Guards and The Canadian Grenadier Guards.
- "The Guards Army" is the frequently used English translation for the Wuwei troop (武衛軍) organized under the Qing dynasty.
- Knesset Guard (Hebrew: Mishmar HaKnesset) responsible for the security of the Knesset building and the protection of its members (MKs).
- Military of Serbia Guard, elite military unit of Serbian Army used for ceremonial and special duties.
- Singapore Guards, elite Singapore infantry unit used for special operations.
- The Life Guards regiment
- Swiss Guard, Swiss mercenary soldiers who served as guards at foreign European courts.
Current Guards units of the British Army are under the administrative control of the Guards Division
- Cavalry Guards Regiments
With dates Guards title carried
- 1st Regiment of Life Guards
- 2nd Regiment of Life Guards
- Royal Horse Guards - predecessor unit to the Blues and Royals
- 1st King's Dragoon Guards -1959
- 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) -1922
- 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales's) 1746-1922
- 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards -1922
- 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards 1788-1922
- Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards) 1788-1922
- 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons -1922
- 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards -1922
- 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards 1959-
- 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) 1922-1971 (also known as "3rd/6th Dragoon Guards")
- 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards 1922-1992
- 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards 192-
- Horse Guards Regiment - a number of temporary regiments carried this name.
- Organizational units
- British 1st (Guards) Brigade - also known as "1st Infantry Brigade (Guards)"
- British 2nd (Guards) Brigade
- British 3rd (Guards) Brigade
- 20th Independent Infantry Brigade (Guards)
- 22nd Guards Brigade
- Varangian Guard, a unit of the Byzantine emperor chiefly made up of troops of Scandinavian and North West European origin.
- Imperial Guard of the Napoleonic era
- Gardes du Corps, also known as the "Prussian Guard" a Prussian formation until 1918
- 1st (Silesian) Life Cuirassiers "Great Elector"
- 1st (Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland) Guards Dragoons
- 2nd (Empress Alexandra of Russia) Guards Dragoons
- 1st Guards Uhlans
- 2nd Guards Uhlans
- 3rd Guards Uhlans
- Life Guards Hussars
Infantry(each of the Foot Guards and four of the Guards Grenadiers would form reserve (Landwehr) units upon mobilization in August 1914)
- 1st Foot Guards
- 2nd Foot Guards
- 3rd Foot Guards
- 4th Foot Guards
- 5th Foot Guards
- 1st (Emperor Alexander) Guards Grenadiers
- 2nd (Emperor Francis) Guards Grenadiers
- 3rd (Queen Elizabeth) Guards Grenadiers
- 4th (Queen Augusta) Guards Grenadiers
- 5th Guards Grenadiers
- Guards Fusiliers
- Guards Jäger Battalion
- Palace Guards Company
- 1st Guards Machine Gun Detachment
- 2nd Guards Machine Gun Detachment
- 1st Guards Field Artillery
- 2nd Guards Field Artillery
- 3rd Guards Field Artillery
- 4th Guards Field Artillery
- Guards Foot Artillery
- Royal Guard, which see for a list
Philip Mansel, Pillars of Monarchy: An Outline of the Political and Social History of Royal Guards 1400-1984, ISBN 0-7043-2424-5