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The Gurkhas. The Swiss Army. The Bengal Lancers. The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.

Besides the ones shown above, what are some other specific land-based and ground-based military organizations or specific land-based and ground-based military units that are named after a weapon or named based on a particular weapon that they used or use? All types of vehicles, aircraft and ships are excluded. Any time period throughout history, any nation.

Posted - September 2

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  • 851
    Army's 
    7th Infantry - Bayonet Division
    8th Infantry - Golden Arrow
    65th Infantry  - Battle Axe
    97th Infantry - Trident

      September 2, 2022 9:52 PM MDT
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  • 15338
    The Highland Light Infantry were often nicknamed "the Blue Bonnets", and those were absolutely weapons - the soldiers had a habit of sewing razor blades into the brim.
      September 3, 2022 7:15 AM MDT
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