firing party

  1. a squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution
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  • His comrades cried as they formed the firing party and some shot wide. Times, Sunday Times
  • It would be conducted around a bier of wreaths and a serviceman's hat, with a firing party with heads bowed and a chaplain to read the words from the military burial service.
  • When the religious ceremony was over a firing party of seven fired three volleys of shots into the air.
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