Changing of the guard
As a guard or changing of the guard to hand over the will guard service between two or more persons or forces called. The changing of the guard can have a ceremonial meaning and is regulated by certain regulations in the military . In the Bundeswehr , changing the guard is regulated by the Central Service Regulations (ZDv) 10/6.
The “ Great Wachaufzug Unter den Linden ” in Berlin was a military ritual of honor that the Prussian Guard Grenadier Regiment No. 1 carried out for the first time on September 18, 1818 on the occasion of Tsar Alexander I's visit .
Until German reunification in 1990, two soldiers from the Friedrich Engels Guard Regiment stood as honor guards in front of the Neue Wache during the day . Every Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30 p.m., an honorary formation from the GDR Guard Regiment pulled up to the “Great Guard Elevator”.
Since the day of national mourning in 1993, the Neue Wache has served as the central memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny. On the day of popular mourning, the guard battalion at the Federal Ministry of Defense will provide an honor guard for the building.
The same applies to Windsor Castle , where the guard is also provided by the Guard Infantry.
In Stockholm the changing of the guard takes place every day at 12 noon (Sundays at 1 p.m.) in front of the Royal Palace . In addition to the bodyguard with about 200 days of watch, regiments from all over the country take part. In addition to the exchange of guards, the accompanying military band usually gives a concert. Around 50 parades of the guard are mounted each year, which means that the guard and the trumpet corps go on horseback to the Royal Palace; dismounts and performs the changing of the guard on foot.
In the courtyard (also called the courtyard of honor ) of Prague Castle on the Hradschin , a magnificent changing of the guard has taken place every day at 12 noon since post-communist times. The guards in their pompous uniforms also keep watch at all entrances to the castle, but they also have a simple changing of the guard every hour on the hour.
United States of America
In front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery , which is constantly guarded by a soldier, there is a ceremonial changing of the guard every half hour during the day in summer, every hour during the day in winter and every other hour at night. The watch is taken over by a lone soldier from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment . During the watch, he takes exactly 21 steps on a 63 foot long sidewalk, stands facing the tomb for exactly 21 seconds, stands in the opposite direction for another 21 seconds and then repeats this process. The watch is kept in all weathers.
The guard post at the grave of the unknown soldier has been permanently manned since July 2, 1937.
|Chile||Santiago de Chile : La Moneda||Guardia de Palacio de Carabineros de Chile||Every uneven day at 10 a.m., including weekends|
|Denmark||Copenhagen : Amalienborg Palace||The Congregational Livguard||Daily at 12 noon||Big changing of the guard "Kongevagt", only when the monarch resides in the castle|
|Greece||Athens : Syntagma Square||Evzones||Hourly||Big changing of the guard on Sundays at 11 a.m.|
|India||New Delhi : Rashtrapati Bhavan||President's Bodyguard and a rotating regiment of the Indian Army||Every Saturday, in summer at 8 a.m., in winter at 10 a.m.|
|Italy||Rome : Quirinal Palace , Vittoriano||Corazzieri , other associations from all over the country||Small changing of the guard at 6 p.m. in summer and at 4 p.m. in winter||Big Changing of the Guard on Flag Day, January 7th and Festa della Repubblica , June 2nd|
Ottawa : Rideau Hall and Confederation Square at the National War Memorial
Québec : Government of Canada
|Ottawa: Ceremonial Guard
Québec: 22nd Regiment
|Daily at 10 a.m.|
|Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur : Istana Negara||Daily at 12 noon|
|Monaco||Prince's Palace in Monaco||Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince||Daily at 12 noon|
|Norway||Oslo : Oslo Royal Castle , Akershus Fortress||Hans Majestet Kongens Guard||Daily at 1.30 p.m.||In summer there is a big wake-up watch|
|Portugal||Lisbon : Palácio Nacional de Belém||Guarda Nacional Republicana||Every 3rd Sunday of the month at 11 a.m.|
|Russia||Moscow : at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Moscow Kremlin||Kremlin Regiment||Hourly during the day|
|Republic of China (Taiwan)||Taipei : Chiang Kai-shek National Memorial Hall , Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall , National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine||Honor Guard Divisions of the Armed Forces of the Republic of China||Every hour during opening hours|
|San Marino||Palazzo Pubblico||Guardia di rocca||Every half hour from April to September from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.|
|Sweden||Stockholm : Stockholm Castle||Livguard or a changing regiment of the Swedish armed forces||Daily around 12 p.m. (Sundays around 1 p.m.)|
|Singapore||Istana||Singapore Armed Forces Military Police Command||Every first Sunday of the month at 6 p.m.|
|Spain||Madrid : Palacio Real||Guardia Real||Wednesdays from 12 p.m. (except July, August and September)|
|Sri Lanka||Colombo : Presidential House||Guard Company of the President||Every day|
|South Korea||Seoul : Daehanmun Gate at Deoksugung||Royal Guard||Every day except Monday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.||In historical uniforms|
|Turkey||Ankara : Anıtkabir||Soldiers of the armed forces||-|
London : Horse Guards , St James's Palace , Buckingham Palace
Windsor : Windsor Castle
|Regiment of the Guards Division or Alternate Regiment of a Commonwealth State||Daily in summer and every other day at 11.30 a.m. in winter|
|United States||Arlington County : Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier||3rd Infantry Regiment||Every half hour from April 1st to September 30th, every hour from October 1st to March 31st|