What is garrison?

  • (noun): A fortified military post where troops are stationed.
    Synonyms: fort
    See also — Additional definitions below


Garrison (various spellings) (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, "to equip") is the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base. The garrison is usually in a city, town, fort, castle or similar. "Garrison town" is a common expression for any town that has a military base nearby.

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Preston Council Election, 2007 - Garrison
... Preston City Council Elections Garrison ward 2007 Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Christine Thomas 1,114 58.5 -4.4 Liberal Democrat Marie Milne ...
Bermuda Militia Artillery
... in 1895 as a reserve for the Royal Garrison Artillery detachment of the Regular Army garrison in Bermuda ... unit was embodied during both world wars, fulfilling its role within the garrison, and also sending contingents overseas to more active theatres of the wars ...
Garnisonen I Sør-Varanger
029.891294°E / 69.725781 029.891294 Garrison of Sør-Varanger Active 1945–present Country Norway Branch Army Type Long range reconnaissance patrol / border guard ... The garrison is organized as a battalion and its main job is guard the 196-kilometer (122 mi) Norway–Russia border ... The garrison also has an NCO school ...
Garrison, Utah - History
... outlaw community in the 1850s, the town of Garrison later became the center of mining interests ... The name comes from the Garrison family who farmed in the area ... After mining interests subsided, the Garrisons had a livestock and hay ranch ...
Bermuda Volunteer/Territorial Army Units 1895-1965 - Raising of Voluntary Units in Bermuda
3, authorised the creation of a battery of garrison artillery ... This unit assisted the Regular Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) gunners, at first, but, as its numbers and experience grew, it began providing its own firing parties, and ultimately took over completely ... Their roles within the garrison were increased as their experience and capabilities grew, and as the regular garrison was slowly reduced ...

More definitions of "garrison":

  • (noun): The troops who maintain and guard a fortified place.
  • (noun): United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879).
    Synonyms: William Lloyd Garrison
  • (verb): Station (troops) in a fort or garrison.

Famous quotes containing the word garrison:

    Our country is the world—our countrymen are all mankind.
    —William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879)