|Size||up to 30,000|
|Commander||?or?e "Gi?ka" Bo?ovi?|
The Serbian Guard (Serbian: / Srpska garda) was a Serbian paramilitary active in the Croatian War with close ties to the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO). Eighty percent of the guard's members were members of the SPO. The paramilitary was formed by SPO official Vuk Dra?kovi? and his wife Danica Dra?kovi?, along with ?or?e Bo?ovi? "Gi?ka" and Branislav Mati? "Beli".
The paramilitary unit's training camp was located near Bor Lake in SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. It participated in clashes on the territory of SR Croatia near the town of Gospi?. Elements of the unit also participated in the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ?or?e Bo?ovi? was the unit's first commander, but was killed in action near Gospi?. Some people have alleged that Bo?ovi?'s death was an act of "friendly fire" orchestrated by the Republic of Serbian Krajina's government. The unit's chief financier Branislav Mati? was gunned down in August 1991 in Belgrade. After the death of Bo?ovi?, the unit was taken over by Branislav Lainovi? "Dugi" (The "Long").
Serbian general Neboj?a Pavkovi? has called for Dra?kovi? to be tried for his role in the guard's formation. Having a pro-opposition political stance, the guard was never favoured by the government and Yugoslav security services.
the establishment of the SPO's own paramilitary unit -- the Serbian Guards (Srpska Garda), which attacked the Croatian town of Gospic in 1991