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Advance Guard
Organisation information

5 August, 1995


12 Grimmauld Place, Borough of Islington, London


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


Order of the Phoenix


Death Eaters

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

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 Dementors attacked him and Dudley Dursley in Little Whinging.

Members of the Advance Guard

The Escort

"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]

The Advance Guard arrives at Privet Drive to take Harry to 12 Grimmauld Place

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 Members

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