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]

Bahrain[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Canada[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).

Jordan[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Guard Units[edit]

Units with the word guards[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Norway[edit]

Oman[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

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

Thailand[edit]

King's Guard (ceremonial designation given to units from the three branches of service)

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Historical[edit]

Bavaria[edit]

Byzantine[edit]

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

China[edit]

East Germany[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Finland[edit]

For Guards units before 1918, see Russian Empire.

France[edit]

German Empire[edit]

Iran[edit]

Japan[edit]

Morocco[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

Papal States[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Roman Empire[edit]

Russian Empire[edit]

Saxony[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Spanish Netherlands[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sweden[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Organizational units

Vatican[edit]

Vietnam[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