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The '''Advance Guard '''are the members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] that retrieved [[Harry Potter]] from [[4 Privet Drive]] and escorted him to [[12 Grimmauld Place]] in [[1995]]. This was done to provide Harry with a more secure environment after a pair of [[Dementor]]s attacked him and [[Dudley Dursley]] in [[Little Whinging]].
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The '''Advance Guard '''were the members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] that retrieved [[Harry Potter]] from [[4 Privet Drive]] and escorted him to [[12 Grimmauld Place]] on the 6th of August in [[1995]]. This was done to provide Harry with a more secure environment after a pair of [[Dementor]]s attacked him and [[Dudley Dursley]] in [[Little Whinging]].
   
 
==Members of the Advance Guard==
 
==Members of the Advance Guard==
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Out of the group, Harry only knew Lupin from before, and had spoken to the real Alastor Moody and Dedalus Diggle only briefly. This was Harry's first meeting with the remaining members, most notably [[Nymphadora Tonks]] and [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]].
 
Out of the group, Harry only knew Lupin from before, and had spoken to the real Alastor Moody and Dedalus Diggle only briefly. This was Harry's first meeting with the remaining members, most notably [[Nymphadora Tonks]] and [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]].
   
The Advance Guard and Harry travelled to Grimmauld Place by [[Broomstick]], flying in formation with Tonks flying in front of Harry, Lupin underneath, Moody behind and the rest circling. There was a rear guard set up, so that if anything happened to the advance guard, the rear guard could take over, but this was, fortunately, not required.
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The Advance Guard and Harry travelled to Grimmauld Place by [[Broomstick]], flying in formation with Tonks flying in front of Harry, Lupin underneath, Moody behind and the rest circling. There was a rear guard set up, so that if anything happened to the advance guard, the [[rear guard]] could take over, but this was, fortunately, not required.
   
 
Alastor Moody suggested the entire group travel above cloud level for better concealment, but he was overruled by Nymphadora Tonks, who protested they would get soaked. Later, he also suggested that they double back to ensure that they were not being followed, but Tonks once again screamed at him, and the group was saved by their arrival at Grimmauld Place.
 
Alastor Moody suggested the entire group travel above cloud level for better concealment, but he was overruled by Nymphadora Tonks, who protested they would get soaked. Later, he also suggested that they double back to ensure that they were not being followed, but Tonks once again screamed at him, and the group was saved by their arrival at Grimmauld Place.
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[Remus Lupin|Lupin,]] [[Sturgis Podmore|Podmore]], [[Hestia Jones|Jones]] and Diggle were not a part of the Advance Guard in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', and the latter three did not appear in the film at all. The only other person other than Lupin that Harry recognised was Moody. But given that Harry only met Barty Crouch Jr. impersonating Moody, he would not be someone Harry would trust.
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*[[Remus Lupin|Lupin,]] [[Sturgis Podmore|Podmore]], [[Hestia Jones|Jones]] and Diggle were not a part of the Advance Guard in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', and the latter three did not appear in the film at all. The only other person other than Lupin that Harry recognised was Moody. But given that Harry only met Barty Crouch Jr. impersonating Moody, he would not be someone Harry would trust. Furthermore Harry calls him "Professor Moody" even though it wasn't him the previous year.
 
*"Advance Guard" is the title of a chapter in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''.
 
*"Advance Guard" is the title of a chapter in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''.
 
*It is shown in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' that the members crossed over [[River Thames]] in [[London]].
 
*It is shown in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' that the members crossed over [[River Thames]] in [[London]].
 
*[[Hestia Jones]] and [[Sturgis Podmore]] are the only members of the Advance Guard to not appear in any of the films. Podmore is the only one who appears in neither the films nor the video games.
 
*[[Hestia Jones]] and [[Sturgis Podmore]] are the only members of the Advance Guard to not appear in any of the films. Podmore is the only one who appears in neither the films nor the video games.
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*In an early script for the film adaptation of ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'', the Advance Guard are besieged by a pair of Dementors (possibly the same ones that attacked Harry and Dudley earlier that night) en route to Grimmauld Place. Moody and Tonks would have escorted Harry safely to Grimmauld Place, with the rest of the guard arriving shortly after once the Dementors were driven off. The same script also consistently and incorrectly refers to them as the "advanced guard".<ref>[http://atrossbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Harry-Potter-and-the-Order-of-the-Phoenix-2nd-draft.pdf ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' - Second Draft]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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==Notes and references==
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Advance Guard 2
Advance Guard
Organisation information
Founded

5 August, 1995

Leader(s)
Headquarters

12 Grimmauld Place, Borough of Islington, London

Intentions

To bring Harry Potter to the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix

Affiliation

Order of the Phoenix

Enemies

Death Eaters

"A surprising amount of people volunteered to come and get you."
Remus Lupin[src]

The Advance Guard were the members of the Order of the Phoenix that retrieved Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive and escorted him to 12 Grimmauld Place on the 6th of August in 1995. This was done to provide Harry with a more secure environment after a pair of Dementors attacked him and Dudley Dursley in Little Whinging.

Members of the Advance GuardEdit

The EscortEdit

"Stay in formation, everyone. Don't break ranks if one of us gets killed."
—Alastor Moody talking to the Advance Guard before taking off.[src]
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The Advance Guard arrives at Privet Drive to take Harry to 12 Grimmauld Place
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Prior to its arrival, the Advance Guard lured the Dursley family away from their house. Nymphadora Tonks fabricated a letter informing them that they were among the finalists for the All-England Best-Kept Lawn competition, and the family was heading to the awards ceremony when the Advance Guard arrived at 4 Privet Drive.

Moody: "We ought to double back for a bit, just to make sure we're not being followed!"
Tonks: "ARE YOU MAD, MAD-EYE? We're all frozen to our brooms! If we keep going off course we're not going to get there until next week!"
Moody and Tonks while escorting Harry to 12 Grimmauld Place[src]

Out of the group, Harry only knew Lupin from before, and had spoken to the real Alastor Moody and Dedalus Diggle only briefly. This was Harry's first meeting with the remaining members, most notably Nymphadora Tonks and Kingsley Shacklebolt.

The Advance Guard and Harry travelled to Grimmauld Place by Broomstick, flying in formation with Tonks flying in front of Harry, Lupin underneath, Moody behind and the rest circling. There was a rear guard set up, so that if anything happened to the advance guard, the rear guard could take over, but this was, fortunately, not required.

Alastor Moody suggested the entire group travel above cloud level for better concealment, but he was overruled by Nymphadora Tonks, who protested they would get soaked. Later, he also suggested that they double back to ensure that they were not being followed, but Tonks once again screamed at him, and the group was saved by their arrival at Grimmauld Place.

Gallery of MembersEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Lupin, Podmore, Jones and Diggle were not a part of the Advance Guard in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and the latter three did not appear in the film at all. The only other person other than Lupin that Harry recognised was Moody. But given that Harry only met Barty Crouch Jr. impersonating Moody, he would not be someone Harry would trust. Furthermore Harry calls him "Professor Moody" even though it wasn't him the previous year.
  • "Advance Guard" is the title of a chapter in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
  • It is shown in the film adaption of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that the members crossed over River Thames in London.
  • Hestia Jones and Sturgis Podmore are the only members of the Advance Guard to not appear in any of the films. Podmore is the only one who appears in neither the films nor the video games.
  • In an early script for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the Advance Guard are besieged by a pair of Dementors (possibly the same ones that attacked Harry and Dudley earlier that night) en route to Grimmauld Place. Moody and Tonks would have escorted Harry safely to Grimmauld Place, with the rest of the guard arriving shortly after once the Dementors were driven off. The same script also consistently and incorrectly refers to them as the "advanced guard".[1]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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