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grenadier

1. any deep-sea gadoid fish of the family Macrouridae, typically having a large head and trunk and a long tapering tail
2. any of various African weaverbirds of the genus Estrilda

Grenadier

 

(Coryphaena hippums), a fish of the family Coryphaenidae of the order Percomorphi. The body is elongated (up to 2 m) and laterally compressed; the tail has a large and deeply notched caudal fin. The young are very different in shape from the adults. The fish weighs up to 30 kg. The back is blue green with white spots, and the sides and abdomen are silver or gold. The grenadier is found in all warm seas and as far north as the southern Kuril Islands. The flesh of the fish is highly valued, but the grenadier has no commercial significance since it does not form schools.

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Guardsman Pountney, aged 20, from Aldermans Green, Coventry, fulfilled the duty as a member of Queen's Company, part of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
It is a far cry from the ceremonial duties for which the Grenadier Guards are renowned, wearing their large bearskin caps and red tunics.
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Sgt Wilkinson, nicknamed "Pidge", had volunteered to patrol with the Grenadier Guards team and work with the Afghan National Army to allow them to continue their mission in the Gereshk area of Helmand Province.
An MoD spokeswoman said the dead soldier had been a member of Number 3 Company of the Grenadier Guards which is responsible for protecting Patrol Base Delhi and local security in the immediate area.
Guardsman Probyn, a former Tividale High School pupil, was serving with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
Grenadier Guards, Glorious Gloucester and other so called famous regiments dare not be risked.
An angry swarm colonised chairs at a ceremonial review of the Army's elite Queen's Company, Grenadier Guards.
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Guardsman Daniel Probyn, aged 22, from Tipton, died in an explosion in the early hours of Saturday while serving with the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.
The Grenadier Guards - who stand outside Buckingham Palace - are staging a four-day recruitment drive in the city which provides a substantial number of its rookies.