Royal Guard?

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Peter H
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Royal Guard?

Post by Peter H » 06 Apr 2007 01:36

Was there still a Royal Guard for the Grand Sultan after 1908?

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Post by emir pasha » 07 Apr 2007 17:41

Of course. Ertugrul guards cavalry regiment was always present to defend the court and for ceremonies.

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Post by Peter H » 08 Apr 2007 01:57

Pre 1908--other Guard units from the same source.
Guards of the First Battalion of the First Albanian Regiment of the Imperial Guard
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Guards of the Regiment of Zouaves of the Imperial Guard
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First Infantry Regiment of the Imperial Guard
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Post by Tosun Saral » 08 Apr 2007 12:56

Suleyman Faik Pasha commander of Ertugrul Regiment in 1905 was second Grand Master of Turkish Free and Accepted Masons. Graduated from Harbiye the War School in 1885. After serving in the army many years he was made pasha in 1901. He commanded 5th Cav. Div. in 1911.He fought the Balkan War commanding the Independant Cav. Div. at Serbian Front. In 1913 he was pensionist. As the WW1 began he was enlisted again and made commander of 11th AC at East Front againts Russians and governor of Harput where many Armenian citizens of ottoman Empire inhabited for 6 months. After the Armistrace of Mondros he was arrested by British with other Turkish officers and statesmen as war criminal and transported to Malta. He was accused to mishandle againts Turkish Christians in East Turkey. He found unquilty and released with other Turks. Turkish Grand National Assambly in Ankara supported and pressed British for their releasement. After returning home he released to his corner and lived until his dead as a normal citizen.
May his grave be in light
So mote it be!

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