Republican Guard

Republican Guard is the organization of a republic which serves to protect the president and the government. Usually it is synonymous with Presidential Guard. A number of Arab countries have forces called "Republican Guard", using them as praetorian or elite military forces, in order to strengthen leaders' rule.

Republican Guard may refer to:

  • Albanian Republican Guard
  • Algerian Republican Guard
  • French Republican Guard called the Garde républicaine (GR)
  • Iraqi Republican Guard, the core of the Iraqi military during Saddam Hussein's rule
    • Iraqi Special Republican Guard, a military force formed from the Iraqi Republican Guard and charged with Saddam Hussein's protection
  • Italian Republican National Guard called the Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana (GNR)
  • Egyptian Republican Guard, under the control of the Ministry of Defense
  • Syrian Republican Guard, an armored division that protects the capital and top Syrian government officials
  • Kazakhstan Republican Guard, a separate branch of the military than the army
  • Lebanese Republican Guard, a military force attached to the Directorate-General of the Presidency of Lebanon
  • Peruvian Republican Guard, a Peruvian security force responsibility for border control, custody of the prisons, and guarding significant government buildings.
  • Portuguese Republican National Guard called the Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR)
  • Republican Guard (Democratic Republic of the Congo) under President Joseph Kabila
  • Guinean Republican Guard
  • South Ossetian Republican Guard
  • Yemeni Republican Guard

Other articles related to "republican guard":

Battle Of 73 Easting - Approach To The 70 Easting
... its zone and objective and directed all Corps units to move east to attack units of the Republican Guard ... establishing the first ground contact with the Iraqi Republican Guard’s Tawakalna Division ... Cavalry to continue its attack as far as the 70 Easting and to make contact with the Republican Guard’s main defenses and prevent their movement ...
Bastille Day Military Parade - Gallery - Motorized Parade
... The cavalry regiment of the Republican Guard opening the motorized parade (formerly cavalry parade) The red-crested musicians of the Republican Guard cavalry The motorbikes of the French ...
Bastille Day Military Parade - Organization and Parade Summary
... As the President of France arrives via a convoy of the Republican Guard to the Arc de Triomphe, he is greeted by the parade commander, who informs him that the parade is now ready for ... escorted by troopers and officers of the Republican Guard's cavalry regiment and its mounted band, waving on the crowds lining up on the boulevard ... the vehicle he finishes the inspection through one done for the Republican Guard Infantry units, then walks to the stage on the Place de la Concorde to meet the dignitaries present ...
Tanks Of The Soviet Union - Post Cold War - Persian Gulf War
... Most non-Republican Guard armored units had older tank designs, but the 3rd Armored Division had a number of T-72 tanks, the only non-Republican Guard force to have them, while the other armored battalions had T-62s ... War, between American–British armored forces and those of the Iraqi Republican Guard ... brigade was destroyed at the Battle of 73 Easting, in the defeat of the Republican Guard tanks and armored forces ...
Second Battle Of Al Faw
... The Iraqis concentrated well over 100,000 troops from the battle-hardened Republican Guard versus 15,000 Iranian Basij volunteers ... southern wing of the assault consisted of the Republican Guard's Madinah and Baghdad Divisions, which assaulted the Iranian lines and then allowed the Hammurabi Armoured Division to pass through ... through the Iranian lines, the 1st Mechanised Division pushed through, and later linked up with the Republican Guard divisions outside al-Faw ...

Famous quotes containing the words guard and/or republican:

    Those that I fight I do not hate,
    Those that I guard I do not love.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    In entertainment value, the Democratic clambake usually lays it over the Republican conclave like ice cream over parsnips.
    Walter Wellesley (Red)