yeoman of the guard


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yeoman of the guard

a member of the bodyguard (Yeomen of the Guard) of the English monarch. This unit was founded in 1485 and now retains ceremonial functions only
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The Yeoman of the Guard who rugby-tackled the would-be streaker was Raymond Duffy, 56, a Captain in the Territorial Army 34 (Northern) Signal Regiment based at Hartlepool, and an honorary Yeoman bodyguard for two-and-a-half years.
In a case of the sublime to the (deliberately) ridiculous, he's back in a fortnight in Yeoman of the Guard.
Conductor John Wilson's six concerts in the season will include a semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera The Yeoman of the Guard.
Guests will arrive at 2pm before the Queen's arrival is heralded by the Yeoman of the Guard.
Guests cheered as a Yeoman of the Guard in ceremonial dress tackled the 17-year-old, pulling him to the ground as he approached the Royal tea tent.
There are quite a lot of theatres as well, including the Adelphi, which is the venue for Chicago, the Savoy Theatre, where we're playing Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeoman Of The Guard because of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, and another one where they used to play the Mousetrap, I think.
THE Yeoman of the Guard will be on duty for the town's theatregoers when the Huddersfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society's latest musical production opens on May 16.
He returns for December 30 screenings of The Wizard of Oz and New Year's Eve celebrations, plus a performance of Yeoman of the Guard in April.
BLOWN AWAY: Sir Ian Botham poses with two Yeoman of the Guard at yesterday's ceremony.
There will also be selections from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta Yeoman of the Guard and the audience will get the chance to join in well-known choruses.
THE Welsh Yeoman of the Guard who rugby-tackled a would-be streaker at a Buckingham Palace garden party said yesterday his rugby training during his long army career meant he instinctively lunged at the 17-year-old youth.
Ray Duffy, a former pupil of Llanishen High School in Cardiff, is one of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard and will join other members of the world's oldest Royal Body Guard in the 'Watches of the Vigil'.