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a leader of a cause or party

Standard-bearer

 

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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We once again reiterate that Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, Shooter, was the flag bearer and that there were no two views between the POA and PSB.
He said: "There are a great number of outstanding athletes on this team, from Nicola Adams who I made flag bearer in Baku, to Sir Bradley Wiggins, unquestionably one of our greatest ever Olympians.
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DAVID Davies described being chosen as flag bearer for Wales at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi as "a massive honour".
team was led by flag bearer Chris Witty and received at least polite applause.
As the flag bearer of the Republic, the president has an inherent duty to uphold the very pillars of our nation which are clearly defined in the Constitution.
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remem "The privilege of being flag bearer is a moment I will remember for the rest of my life and it will be one of the highlights of my career.