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A group of soldiers detailed to ceremonially welcome an important visitor.
- ‘Peter's body, draped in the White Ensign, was committed to the sea while a guard of honour and the destroyers fired salutes.’
- ‘Old soldiers from an array of regiments rubbed shoulders with young cadets as Bobby's coffin was carried through a guard of honour.’
- ‘The Regiment formed a guard of honour before today's play commenced.’
- ‘It will be followed by a service for close family and friends and internment at Fulford Cemetery where members of the York team will form a guard of honour.’
- ‘A few yards away, their heads bowed, with rifles pointing towards the ground, stood their comrades, a guard of honour.’
- ‘He was a special constable for 13 years and 60 police officers formed a guard of honour at his funeral.’
- ‘The President was having lunch today with the Queen at Buckingham Palace after reviewing a guard of honour in the Palace quadrangle.’
- ‘Members of the Air Field Defence Wing provided the firing party and the guard of honour for receiving VIPs.’
- ‘After a refreshing bath they lined up like uniformed soldiers waiting to present a guard of honour.’
- ‘But his family went one step further and arranged a military funeral, with the Union flag draped on his coffin and a guard of honour.’
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