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Gardebataillon, Wiener#

Gardebataillon, Wiener (Vienna Guards Battalion): In the course of the establishment of the Austrian Federal Army, the Provisional Border Guard Division I was transformed into the "Heereswachbataillon" on May 1, 1956, and on May 15, 1957, reorganised to form the Gardebataillon, which continued the tradition of the Federal army of the First Republic and the Imperial Guards. The G. also took over the flag of the former Imperial Body-Guard from the Museum of Military History and bears it in ceremonies and parades. The soldiers of the G. have several representational duties (as guard of honour at state receptions, presentation of credentials of ambassadors to the Federal President, laying of wreaths at the Vienna Heldendenkmal memorial on All Souls´ Day); also trained for fighting (infantry battalion).