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Ceremonial Units

Ceremonial units in one form or another exist in most modern armies. In states with a monarchical form of government, as a rule, royal guards have been preserved. In the republics, the picture is more motley: here, various formations of the Republican Guard, guard companies, presidential regiments and the like can perform ceremonial functions. However, all these divisions with different names have a lot in common.

First of all, they are united by the commonality of tasks. Ceremonial units participate in protocol events at the meeting of foreign delegations, to some extent ensure the safety of senior officials, perform guard duty at state monuments, pay honors to the dead and deceased servicemen, veterans and statesmen. In most cases, even in conscripted armies, such units consist of volunteers who are carefully selected for physical fitness, appearance, motivation and mental characteristics. Finally, usually ceremonial units have a special colorful (and often historical) dress uniform, which is very different from the uniform worn by ''ordinary'' military personnel in their countries.

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​Australia, Federal Guard (Federation Guard) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
Australia, Federal Guard (Federation Guard)
​​Argentina, General San Martin's Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers (Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo General San Martín) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Argentina, General San Martin's Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers (Regimiento de Granaderos a Caballo General San Martín)
​​Belarus, Honor guard company (рота ганаровай варты) of the main military commandant's office kremlin-military-tattoo.ru - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Belarus, Honor guard company (рота ганаровай варты) of the main military commandant's office
kremlin-military-tattoo.ru
​​Belgium, Royal Equestrian escort (Escorte royale à cheval, Koninklijk escorte te paard) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Belgium, Royal Equestrian escort (Escorte royale à cheval, Koninklijk escorte te paard)
​​Bulgaria, National Guard Unit (Национална гвардейска част на България) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Bulgaria, National Guard Unit (Национална гвардейска част на България)
​​Brazil, 1st Guards Cavalry Regiment (1º Regimento de Cavalaria de Guardas), also known as the Dragoons of Independence - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Brazil, 1st Guards Cavalry Regiment (1º Regimento de Cavalaria de Guardas), also known as the Dragoons of Independence
​​Canada, Grenadier Guards (The Canadian Grenadier Guards) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Canada, Grenadier Guards (The Canadian Grenadier Guards)
​China, Consolidated Honor Guard Company of the People's Liberation Army - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
China, Consolidated Honor Guard Company of the People's Liberation Army
​​Croatia, Honor Guard Battalion (Počasno-zaštitna bojna) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Croatia, Honor Guard Battalion (Počasno-zaštitna bojna)
​​Czech Republic, Castle Guard (Hradní stráž) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Czech Republic, Castle Guard (Hradní stráž)
​​Denmark, Royal Life Guards (Den Kongelige Livgarde) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Denmark, Royal Life Guards (Den Kongelige Livgarde)
​​France, cavalry regiment (Le régiment de cavalerie) of the Republican Guard of the National gendarmerie - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​France, cavalry regiment (Le régiment de cavalerie) of the Republican Guard of the National gendarmerie
​Germany, guard battalion of the Federal Ministry of Defense (Wachbataillon beim Bundesministerium der Verteidigung) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
Germany, guard battalion of the Federal Ministry of Defense (Wachbataillon beim Bundesministerium der Verteidigung)
​​Greece, the Presidential Guard, or Evzones (προεδρικ Φ φρουράς, Eωωνες) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Greece, the Presidential Guard, or Evzones (προεδρικ Φ φρουράς, Eωωνες)
​​Italy, Cuirassier Regiment (Reggimento Corazzieri) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Italy, Cuirassier Regiment (Reggimento Corazzieri)
​​Macedonian Guard (makedonska garda) tipolog.livejournal.com - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Macedonian Guard (makedonska garda)
tipolog.livejournal.com
​​Malaysia, 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Malaysia, 1st Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment
​​Mongolia, an honor guard company (tipolog.livejournal.com) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Mongolia, an honor guard company
(tipolog.livejournal.com)
​Norway, Royal Guard (Hans Majestet Kongens Garde) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
Norway, Royal Guard (Hans Majestet Kongens Garde)
​​Poland, a squadron of cavalry (Szwadron Kawalerii) from the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army (Batalion Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego) polskieradio.pl - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Poland, a squadron of cavalry (Szwadron Kawalerii) from the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army (Batalion Reprezentacyjny Wojska Polskiego)
polskieradio.pl
​​Romania, 30th Guards Regiment Mihai Viteazul (Regimentul 30 Gardă Mihai Viteazul) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Romania, 30th Guards Regiment Mihai Viteazul (Regimentul 30 Gardă Mihai Viteazul)
​​Russia, 154th Separate Commandant's Preobrazhensky Regiment (154-й отдельный комендантский Преображенский полк) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Russia, 154th Separate Commandant's Preobrazhensky Regiment (154-й отдельный комендантский Преображенский полк)
​Serbia, Guard of the Armed Forces blic.rs - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
Serbia, Guard of the Armed Forces
blic.rs
​​South Korea, an honor guard from the 3rd Infantry Division - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​South Korea, an honor guard from the 3rd Infantry Division
​​Sweden, Royal Guard forsvarsmakten.se - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Sweden, Royal Guard
forsvarsmakten.se
​​Thailand, Royal Guard - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Thailand, Royal Guard
​​Taiwan, a unit of the Army Honor Guard koalasplayground.com - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Taiwan, a unit of the Army Honor Guard
koalasplayground.com
​​Turkey, Presidential Guards Regiment (Cumhurbaşkanlığı Muhafız Alayı) - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​Turkey, Presidential Guards Regiment (Cumhurbaşkanlığı Muhafız Alayı)
​​The United Kingdom, Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​The United Kingdom, Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
​​The United States, the 3rd Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard - Ceremonial Units | Warspot.net
​The United States, the 3rd Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard
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