Order of March. The unit of the deceased takes precedence over other units irrespective of seniority. Otherwise, units are to march in the reverse order to that usually followed, i. On completion of the funeral service, the chaplain shall descend from the chancel and proceed to the rear of the pews occupied by the honorary pallbearers.
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At the halt: The person in command will order the group to attention before saluting. When the group is armed, it shall be brought to attention and then may be brought to the shoulder arms position before the person in charge gives the appropriate salute. On the march: The person in charge of a formed military unit shall personally salute when passing junior officers Captains and Lieutenants superior to himself in rank.
Senior officers receiving compliments from marching troops on a ceremonial parade shall hold the salute as each individual component passes directly by in review. Non-commissioned members shall salute all commissioned officers. Officers and non-commissioned members not part of a formed military group shall all pay individual compliments to an approaching higher ranking officer see also paragraph When an officer approaches a group of non-commissioned members, the senior of the group or the person who recognizes the officer first shall take command and call the group to attention: GROUP, ATTEN-TION the senior or person in charge shall then alone salute.
Individual compliments to a formed military group on the march and under the command of an officer shall be paid by halting, turning to face the group and saluting. The salute should be maintained until the entire group has passed. While bearing arms, individuals shall pay compliments to officers by saluting at the shoulder arms position.
Sentries shall pay compliments in accordance with Chapter 10, Section 4. When in uniform and not wearing headdress, compliments shall be paid by standing at attention. If on the march, arms shall be swung and the head turned to the left or right as required. When dressed in civilian clothes, all members shall stand at attention and male members less Sikhs shall remove headdress, on any occasion when a salute would be correct in uniform and extreme winter weather conditions allow.
On the march, the headdress is raised or removed, if applicable, and the head turned right or left. When headdress is not worn, it is correct to turn the head as required and offer a polite greeting. Salutes are not given indoors in either public or service buildings except on parades, ceremonial occasions, in areas so designated by commanders, or when entering or leaving the office of an officer who should be paid compliments by virtue of his rank or appointment.
Further: it is correct to turn the head and offer a polite greeting when meeting an officer in the common area of a public or service building; and it is not customary for those other than Sikhs working in a building to wear headdress when visiting another office in the same building.
In this circumstance, compliments are paid by briefly coming to attention at the office door. Officers and men shall salute individually and formed military groups shall pay compliments when passing the National War Memorial and cenotaphs to military dead.
Individuals and formed military groups shall pay compliments to uncased Colours, except when the Colour is part of an escort to the deceased during a funeral. Halted armed groups shall present arms. See also paragraph Religious Services and Buildings. The following compliments shall be paid at state, military and civilian funerals: The remains of the deceased take seniority and alone receive compliments during a funeral.
Members shall wear headdress and pay respects by saluting when passing the casket at a vigil. Formed military groups shall be halted and turned to face a passing funeral procession, and the officer or member in charge will salute the deceased while passing. Individual compliments shall be paid in a similar fashion. Individuals and formed military groups bearing arms shall salute a passing funeral procession by presenting arms.
Salutes, as above, shall be accorded the casket during interments. At the end of a Service funeral, the officiating chaplain will proceed to the foot of the grave to pay his respects. Service members should then proceed to the foot of the grave, in order of seniority, to pay individual respects by saluting. When numbers warrant, members may approach in small informal groups. Guards and Sentries. Detailed instructions for paying compliments by guards and sentries are found in Chapter Courtesy Salutes Foreign officers shall be saluted in the same manner as Canadian Armed Forces officers and commissioned officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, unless the circumstances clearly dictate otherwise.
Service members may express their respect for individual civilians by using a salute as a formal means of greeting or farewell. Courtesy and protocols require the senior person to be on the right of a junior.
Seniors participating in a event normally arrive last and depart first see Battalion Ceremonial Chapter 9, sections 1 and 2. Funerals, Memorials and Commemorative Services.
A Royal or General Salute will be ordered if appropriate. Compliments will commence on the first note and terminate on the last of each call when sounded. Compliments shall be paid as follows: All ranks who are not part of a formed military group shall salute. Formed military groups will be brought to attention and all officers shall salute. The funeral guard will present arms, while the escort will remain at the order, officers who are part of the escort will salute with the hand.
Note: interval between calls shall be 10 seconds for funerals, 1 minute for memorial services and 2 minutes for commemorative services Lecture Rooms When a visiting officer or dignitary senior to the instructor enters a lecture room, theatre, etc. All members of the class shall sit at attention, arms straight at the side, head and eyes to the front and heels together.
Members of the group shall suspend all possible action, without causing physical danger to themselves or others, or damage to equipment, until the order CARRY ON is given. In this case officers do not salute. Sentries shall shoulder arms on hearing the national anthem unless in the vicinity of guards turned out to salute an important personage when they shall present arms in time with the guard. However, the National Anthem will not be played immediately preceeding or following a general salute; and the Royal Anthem is not normally played during a ceremony except as a Salute or during a Remembrance ceremony.
National Flag. When the National Flag is hoisted or lowered at defence establishments, all ranks in or out of uniform within view shall face the flagpole or mast, stand at attention and pay compliments as follows: All who are not part of a formed military group shall salute.
Unarmed military groups shall be halted facing the flagpole and the officer or non-commissioned member in charge of the group shall salute; Armed parties shall present arms. Motor vehicles in view shall be stopped and the occupants shall alight dismount and pay compliments.
The same rules shall be followed during the raising and lowering of foreign flags Parades. CAF members who are spectators at a parade shall: stand at the arrival and departure of a reviewing officer or dignitary. Guns are the Colours of formed artillery units and will be treated as such when they roll past in review on formal ceremonial parades; salute during the playing of National Anthems and Royal Salutes; and stand at attention during the playing of the General Salute.
Personal Attendants. Officers in personal attendance on a dignitary shall not salute during a Royal or General Salute to that dignitary or when a National Anthem is played as a salute for that dignitary. Those in personal attendance are defined as aides, equerries and the like closely accompanying a dignitary on a podium or parade, etc.
Those personal attendants do not salute when their principals are saluted but should salute if their principals initiate the salute. Reporting When reporting to an officer or dignitary, the following procedure shall be observed: march forward, halt two paces in front of the officer or dignitary; salute, remain at attention, await acknowledgement; deliver the message, receive instructions, etc.
At an investiture or when receiving a decoration, take one pace forward to receive the award and one pace back following the presentation.
When a non-commissioned member reports to someone senior, other than an officer, the procedure outlined above shall be followed without the salute. Vehicles Compliments shall be paid to passengers in staff cars bearing distinguishing flags or general officer car plates.
When wearing headdress, the senior passenger in a staff car and the passenger in the front seat of other vehicles shall salute. Service personnel driving a vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle shall not salute or return a salute. Passengers riding in the rear of trucks shall pay compliments by sitting at attention.
Other Occasions. Compliments shall be paid on other occasions as notified from time to time in the appropriate regulations, orders and instructions. Gun salutes are normally paid independent of other honours, and need not accompany or be accompanied by other honours.
If the location is one in which troops have been drawn up for review or a guard of honour has been mounted, the point of arrival is normally the podium. When gun salutes and arms drill salutes are connected in the same ceremonial event, the event commander can coordinate the two, as well as the musical salute, for best effect. On these occasions, the gun salute shall normally commence on the final movement of the present arms, and the arms salute shall be concluded in the normal manner and the parade continued regardless of the fact that the gun salute may still be underway.
Gun salutes shall not be fired so as to cause aural discomfort to the receiving dignitary. Compliments in boats shall be paid as follows: The officer in charge of a boat or the coxswain shall salute. In service whalers under oars, compliments are paid by giving the order OARS. One stroke after the order is given, the crew sit to attention with their oars horizontal and at right angles to the fore and aft line of the boat with blades feathered.
In service boats under sail, the sheets are let fly. In service boats under power, engines are throttled down to idle and the propeller drive disengaged to take way off the boat. When a boat is alongside a landing place or accommodation ladder or is made fast, the boatkeepers shall sit to attention and the senior occupant shall salute. All passengers and crew who are not engaged in keeping the boat alongside shall: in a decked-in power boat, stand at attention facing the officer or dignitary being saluted; and in an open boat, sit at attention.
Salutes shall not be exchanged when boats carrying officers of equal rank pass each other. All compliments paid by or in boats shall be discretionary having due regard to safe seamanship practices.
The Side is normally piped for an officer entitled to it even though accompanying an officer holding a senior rank or appointment who is not so entitled. A sub-unit of a guard of honour or of another guard. Designated as either the right or the left flank flank, directing The flank by which units march or dress.
As a general rule distances are 1. Guides may be used to indicate unit and sub-unit parade square positions for fall-in. The standard pause for drill at the halt is based on two beats of quick time. The standard pause for drill on the march is the period of time required to take two paces. Report a problem or mistake on this page Please select all that apply: A link, button or video is not working It has a spelling mistake Information is missing Information is outdated or wrong Login error when trying to access an account e.
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