Standard bearer

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an officer of an army, company, or troop, who bears a standard; - commonly called color sergeantor color bearer; hence, the leader of any organization; as, the standard bearer of a political party.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They played the National air called "The Oz Spangled Banner," and behind them were the standard bearers with the Royal flag.
Cornet Steven Johnston, Cornet's Lass Breagha Keenan and Standard Bearer Iain Kerr were all presented to the queen during the ceremony along with supports Blair Hall Morrison and Niamh Dobie.
The three UP stalwarts say what is of concern is whether this pronouncement to commit the party to the protest called by the Council of Patriots was approved by the party's standard bearer, vice standard bearer, UP Legislative Caucus and the total membership of the National Executive Committee of the party or done in consultation with key stakeholders of the party.
Douglas Cagas, the standard bearer of President Duterte's political party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP).
It is recalled that Oyetola, who was the flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had won the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun State, polling 255, 505 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke that garnered 255,021 ballots.
Standard bearer David Tovey and chairman George Illingworth represented Kenilworth at the event as standard bearer and wreath layer respectively.
Sophie Brown and Judith Gallagher attended the Great Pilgrimage 90 as representatives of Northumbria County, as a standard bearer and wreath-layer respectively.
If Donald Trump is the standard bearer of the Republican Party, Dallas Rep.
Ron Barber - a familiar face as standard bearer at countless events over many years - received the accolade at a special ceremony at Middlesbrough Town Hall.
The National Garden of Remembrance, Cathays Park, in 2002 The National Garden of Remembrance, Cathays Park, in 2002 Standard bearer Neil (Jock) Greer, Merthyr branch RRW, on Remembrance Sunday in Trelewis, 2005 Standard bearer Neil (Jock) Greer, Merthyr branch RRW, on Remembrance Sunday in Trelewis, 2005 HAVE you taken part in a Remembrance Sunday parade?
MalacaAaAaAeA~ang on Wednesday (March 20, 2015) said is no fallout with the members of the Liberal Party (LP), saying that the political group is solidly behind President Aquino whether he will pick presumed standard bearer Mar Roxas or Senator Grace Poe as the presidential bet for the 2016 elections.
| DUE HONOURS: Pictured with standard bearers outside the church before the service are, from left, Rev Marion Russell, standard bearer Robert Ellis with the Huddersfield branch standard, Jack West, chairman of the Huddersfield Branch Royal British Legion and Rev Canon Simon Moore.

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