Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Castle Guard on cover from Czech Republic

The Castle Guard (Hradní stráž) is a specific and autonomous unit of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic directly subordinate to the Military Office of the President of the Czech Republic. Its main task is to guard and defend the seat of the President of the Czech Republic at the Prague Castle. Although it's most visible activity comprises of ceremonial duty within the Prague Castle, most of the unit's 650 soldiers are tasked with actual protection of compounds belonging to the Presidential Office, whereby they serve in standard uniforms armed with modern weaponry. Stamp of guard in parade uniform is issued on 5.12.2018.

Thank you, Miška!

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