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Guard or guards may refer to:

Professional occupations[edit]

Computing and telecommunications[edit]

Governmental and military[edit]

  • Border guard, a state security agency
  • Coast guard, responsible for coastal defence and offshore rescue
  • Colour guard, a detachment of soldiers assigned to the protection of regimental colors
  • Commander-in-Chief's Guard, a unit of the Continental Army that protected General George Washington
  • Foot guards, a senior infantry unit in some armies, often with ceremonial duties
  • Garda Síochána, Irish police force informally known as Guards
  • Guard of honour, primarily ceremonial
  • Guards (Russia), elite military in pre-revolutionary Russia
  • Guards unit, a title earned by distinguished units in the former Soviet Union and in some contemporary ex-Soviet states
  • Police in medieval contexts
  • Royal Guard, military bodyguards, soldiers or armed retainers responsible for the protection of a royal person, often an elite unit of the regular armed forces.


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