One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Infantrymen with a specific guarding role.
infantrymen, foot soldiersView synonyms
- ‘The foot guards now opened fire with live ammunition.’
- ‘When they visited bombed areas they were booed, and regiments of foot guards had to be deployed in London's east end to keep order.’
- ‘Comprised of all the different regiments of foot guards, its soldiers were tall, smart and well disciplined.’
- ‘‘We the undersigned urge the queen to call on the Ministry of Defence to cease the use of real fur on the uniforms for regiment of foot guards,’ it said.’
- 1.1 (in the British army) the regiments of the Brigade of Guards: the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish, and Welsh Guards.
- ‘Caroline's father Isaac was an oboist in the Hanovarian Foot Guards and rose to become the bandmaster.’
- ‘Subsequently the other regiments of British Foot Guards also adopted the bearskin cap.’
- ‘The Grenadier Guards were formed in 1656 as The First Regiment of Foot Guards.’
- ‘It is believed that other infantry units such as the Foot Guards and the Parachute Regiment could also face cuts.’
- ‘British troops from the RAF, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, Royal Marines Band and Royal Marines, Royal Navy and Foot Guards Bands will follow.’
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