Garrison Duty


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Garrison Duty

 

a type of military duty organized in each garrison to maintain high military discipline among garrison personnel and to carry out garrison activities, such as troop parades, honor guards, military funerals, the enlistment of troops for fighting fires and natural disasters, and troop participation in demonstrations and meetings. Garrison duties within a military district are controlled by the troop commander of the district and within a garrison by the garrison commander. Garrison duty is carried out by all military units located in the garrison.

S. E. STREMBITSKII

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that when a Regiment embarks for Garrison Duty on foreign service, the lawful wives of the soldiers shall be permitted to embark, in the proportion of Twelve per Company, including the wives of Non-commissioned Officers, and Rations are to be issued to them as long as the Corps remains in a Foreign Garrison.' (R 1816 p 370).
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