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a leader of a cause or party



an individual charged with the honor and responsibility of carrying the colors in a military formation. In the Russian army the standard-bearer was chosen from the ranks of noncommissioned officers with battle decorations. In the Soviet army he is designated by order for each unit and is usually a sergeant or officer, usually with government decorations, or a soldier with excellent results in battle and political training. Two assistants are assigned to protect the colors and to replace the standard-bearer if he is disabled.

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For former Olympic swimmer Anita Lonsbrough, being chosen as Britain's first female flag bearer for the 1964 Tokyo Games was the experience of a lifetime.
I could do with a few more flag bearers, but I've got half a dozen more who are trying to help me.
Sir Chris Hoy, pictured at Celtic Manor, Newport, yesterday after being selected as the Team GB flag bearer for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony
Swimmer Mark Foster, who was named as the flag bearer for the GB Olympic Teamat the Opening Ceremony Picture: JOHN GILES/PA
Flag bearer Sam, a teacher at Whitley Abbey Primary School from Dillotford Avenue, Cheylesmore, was leading the march for the first time.
They'll be fully chaperoned by Coca-Cola staff and all details will be taken care of - air travel, meals, accommodation and official FIFA World CupTM flag bearer uniform and souvenirs.
It was very emotional seeing Dimas carry our flag in,'' said Olga Petraki, referring to three-time gold medal winning weightlifter Pyrros, who was also the flag bearer at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Bocelli (T4), pictured on his way to a first round Derby win, features in our breeders' prize-money table as Elizabeth Maher's flag bearer after his Peterborough Puppy Derby success
But international trade should easily be the flag bearer with a 12 percent increase in the value of exports and imports.
The former Philadelphia Dobbins Tech high school star was chosen by fellow team members to serve as flag bearer for the U.
FACIAL mappers used picture comparison to identify a masked man accused of being the lead flag bearer in a republican parade, a judge heard yesterday.
Austrian flag bearer Stanislaw Fraczyk was born and bred in Poland.