Life Guards


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Life Guards

 

(Russian, lieb gvardiia), a guard to protect the person of the monarch; also, the designation of elite military units in some monarchies.

In tsarist Russia all guards units were called life guards (for example, the Preobrazhenskii Life Guards Regiment and the Combat Engineer Life Guards Battalion). The designation “life guards” was also added to the name of army regiments under the patronage of the emperor or the empress (for example, the 68th Borodino Life Guards Infantry Regiment). In Germany (until 1918) and in Great Britain some regiments of the cavalry guards have been called life guards.

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Life guards are necessary to supervise swimmers and rescue those in trouble.
But it is equally important to create an awareness amongst the community that the role of a life guard is that of a life saver like a doctor and if in extreme cases when female life guards are not available male life guards must act or else we risk losing human life.
There are people who do realize that the restriction is for their good and safety yet there is also no dearth of mischief makers keen to take the risk," said Abdul Wadood a life guard at one of the spots.
His labourer's life changed when a Colonel Richardson came to Hexham and William was recruited to the Life Guards regiment, part of the Household Cavalry.
Class one warrant officer Esther Freeborn, 35, took up the position with the Life Guards on Thursday after completing a horse-riding course.
The Household Cavalry are made up of the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.
The Newport Beach Fire Department captured the rescue on video, which showed the 17-year-old being dug out by local firefighters and life guards after 30 minutes of frantic digging.
The nationalist claimed he feared for his life as a result and demanded life guards from the National Security Service for his safety.
A statement Sunday by Dubai municipal and civil rescue officials says more life guards will monitor the beaches and strictly enforce no-swim rules when the waves and undertow are deemed too dangerous.
Britain's first commercial attempt at production was in 1893 with a set of five Life Guards, the Queen''s household cavalry, which retailed at a shilling (10p) but then still more than an average worker's daily wage.
At that time, there were nine other hostellers swimming in the pool, and four life guards on duty.
IN the Echo of August 12, you reported the sad death of David Harris of Blaen Clydach, complete with a photograph of him, wearing a black beret with the badge of The Life Guards which you erroneously called the Royal Horse Artillery.