Saudi Royal Guard Regiment
|Saudi Arabian Royal Guard|
|Active||November 3, 1803 (215 years|
ago by Imam Saud al Kabeer)
|Country||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|Allegiance||Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques|
|Role||Ceremonial guard, light infantry|
|Size||50,000+ (2017 est.)|
|General Suheil al-Mutiri|
|Coat of arms|
The Saudi Arabian Royal Guard (Arabic: الحرس الملكي السعودي Al-Ḥars al-Malakī as-Suʿūdī)is a unit in the Saudi military forces. Originally an independent military force, the Royal Guards were incorporated into the Armed Forces since its inception until 1953. It is not be confused with the SANG. However, the Royal Guards still retained their unique mission of protecting the House of Saud. Units of the Royal Guard protect the King of Saudi Arabia and other relatives at all times.
The Royal Guards report directly to the king and for security reasons maintain a separate communications network from the regular Army.
Members of the Royal Guard Regiment often wore the flowing white thaub (robe) and white kaffiyah and qhutrah (traditional Arab headgear of skullcap and scarf). Royal Guardsmen wear bright green berets when in conventional uniforms.
The Royal Guard Regiment consists of three light infantry battalions, based near Riyadh. The commander of the Royal Guard is General Suheil al- Mutiri.
- Field Marshal (Arabic:فريق أول)
- First Class General (Arabic:فريق)
- General (Arabic:لواء)
- Brigadier General (Arabic:عميد)
- Colonel (Arabic:عقيد)
- Lieutenant Colonel (Arabic:مقدم)
- Major (Arabic:رائد)
- Captain (Arabic:نقيب)
- First Class Lieutenant (Arabic:ملازم أول)
- Lieutenant (Arabic:ملازم)
- Master Sergeant (Arabic:رئيس رقباء)
- First Class Sergeant (Arabic:رقيب أول)
- Sergeant (Arabic:رقيب)
- Vice Sergeant (Arabic:وكيل رقيب)
- Corporal (Arabic:عريف)
- First Private (Arabic:جندي أول)
- Private (Arabic:جندي)
- Khatab, Sayed (2011). Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of Al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9789774164996. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Royal Saudi Land Forces
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