APPENDIX

APPENDIX 1: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Duties include:

  • attend and preside at all regular and special meetings in addition to all Executive meetings of the Chapter
  • assume responsibility for the care of the Charter and other Chapter property
  • maintain the traditions of the LGen RR Crabbe Chapter and of the CAVUNP
  • preserve the spirit of fair play and comradeship at all time
  • set an example of community service to your fellow comrades
  • promote the best interest of this Chapter and the general welfare of you comrades of CAVUNP to ensure your Chapter is represented at meetings
  • cooperate with your Executive Officers and the general membership of the Chapter always bearing in mind the purposed and objects of CAVUNP and the duty of all comrades towards the disable, the widows and dependents

VICE PRESIDENT

Duties include:

  • in the absence of the President, all rights and powers vested in him shall for the time being, be committed to your charge in accordance with your seniority of office

SECRETARY

Duties include:

  • attending all regular and Executive meeting of the Chapter
  • keep records/minutes of all regular and Executive meeting of the Chapter
  • keep complete and accurate account of all business transacted

TREASURER

Duties include:

  • keep accurate and true account of all monies received or paid out by the Chapter
  • record all other financial transactions
  • ensure all funds are deposited in the name of the Chapter in a bank or other institution designated by the Chapter and authorized by the Bylaw

TERMS OF OFFICE

All terms of office shall be for a period of 2 years beginning January 1 until December 31 of the following year.

SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS

  • All active members are entitled to run for office.
  • Nominations must be received by no later than Oct 31.
  • Nomination forms require the signature of the member endorsing the Nomination.
  • Any member who is nominated will have the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination at our November meeting.
  • In order to accept a nomination the nominee must be in attendance or send a letter of acceptance to the nomination committee by no later than October 31.
  • Nomination forms and or letters of acceptance received after this date will not be accepted.
  • Any nomination form which is not signed by the Nominator including Membership number will become null and void.
  • The Nomination form includes all positions. If you do not wish to nominate anyone for certain positions, mark an X through the line of that position:

IE:

  • Secretary:           X          
  • Treasurer:      Jack Smith     
  • Sgt-At-Arms:           X          

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APPENDIX 2: FORMAT FOR INSTALLATIONS OF OFFICERS

GENERAL FORMAT

INSTALLING OFFICER:
"Sergeant-at-Arms, will you please present the newly appointed _____________________for installation."

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
"Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the newly appointed _________________, Comrade___________ for installation."
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SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

INSTALLING OFFICER:
"Sergeant-at-Arms, will you please present the newly appointed Sergeant-at-Arms for installation."

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
"Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the newly appointed Sergeant-at-Arms, Comrade _____________ for installation."

INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrade____________, you have been appointed Sergeant-at-Arms of LGen RR Crabbe Chapter of the CAVUNP. It is your duty to assist the President in maintaining order during meetings; to see that only those duly qualified are permitted to attend the meetings; to be responsible for the Colours and other Unit Insignia, and to perform other duties assigned to you by the president.



I now declare you duly installed as Sergeant-at-Arms.



Sergeant-at-arms, kindly conduct the Sergeant-at-Arms to his station.

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SECRETARY

INSTALLING OFFICER:
Sergeant-at-Arms will you please present the newly elected Secretary for installation.



SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
Comrade Installing Officer I present to you the newly elected Secretary, Comrade _____________ for installation.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrade______________you have been elected to the office of LGen RR Crabbe Chapter of the CAVUNP. It will be your duty to attend all regular and executive meetings of the Chapter and to keep records/minutes of all regular and executive meetings of the Chapter and to keep a complete and accurate account of all business transacted.



It should be remembered that your record/minute books will be the only record available for future reference covering the business of the Chapter during the ensuing term. All correspondence sent and received should be brought immediately to the attention of the President other appropriate officer. Your comrades trust you to carry out your duties in such a manner as to warrant the confidence they have placed in you.



I now declare you duly installed as Secretary of the Manitoba Chapter CAVUNP.



Sergeant-at-Arms, please conduct the Secretary to his seat of office.

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TREASURER

INSTALLING OFFICER:
Sergeant-at-Arms, will you please present the newly elected Treasurer for installation.



SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the newly elected Treasurer, Comrade_________________ for installation.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrade_______________, you have been elected to the important office of Treasurer of this Chapter. It will be your duty to keep an accurate and true account of all monies received or paid out by the chapter and a record of all other financial transactions. You will ensure that all funds are deposited in the name of the Chapter in a bank or other institution designated by the Chapter and authorized by the Bylaws.



You will keep your books up-to-date at all times, and be ready to produce them whenever called upon to do so by an appropriate authority. It will be necessary for you to work in conjunction with any committee whose duties involve the handling of Chapter funds.



I now declare you duly installed as Treasurer of LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP.



Sergeant-at-Arms, please conduct the Treasurer to his seat of office.

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CHAPLAIN

INSTALLING OFFICER:
Sergeant-at-Arms, will you present the newly appointed Chaplain for installation.



SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the newly appointed Chaplain, Comrade____________________ for installation.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrade_____________, this chapter has been pleased to appoint you to the position of Chaplain.



You will, I know, bring dignity and respect to your office. You should keep in touch with the President and other officers and should attend meetings of the Chapter whenever possible. You should be ready to take your part in dedications, memorials and funeral services. Into your keeping we entrust the spiritual well-being of this Chapter.



I now declare you duly installed as Chaplain of LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP



Sergeant-at-Arms, please conduct the chaplain to his seat of Office.

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DIRECTORS

INSTALLING OFFICER:
Sergeant-at-Arms, will you please present the newly elected Directors for installation. (If required at Chapter level.)



SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the newly elected Directors, Comrades ____________________ for installation.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrades____________________ your election as Directors is an indication of the high esteem in which you are held by the members of your Chapter. You, together with the other elected officers, bear the full responsibility for the conduct of the affairs of this Chapter of the CAVUNP as directed by its general membership.



I now declare you duly installed as the Directors of LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP.



Sergeant-at-Arms, please conduct the Directors to their seats.

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VICE-PRESIDENT

INSTALLING OFFICER:
Sergeant-at-Arms, will you please present the Vice President to the front.



SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the newly elected Vice President, Comrade_____________for installation.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrade_______________you have been elected by your fellow members to be Vice-President of this Chapter. In the absence of your President, all rights and powers vested in him shall, for the time being, be committed to your charge in accordance with your seniority of office.



It will also be your responsibility to carry out any duties assigned to you by the President.



Do you then pledge yourself to assist your President and to well and truly carry out the duties of your office?



VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT:
I do.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Then Comrade_________________I have much pleasure in declaring you duly installed as Vice-President, LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP.



Sergeant-at-Arms, please conduct the Vice-President to his seat.

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RECOGNITION OF PAST PRESIDENT

INSTALLING OFFICER:
Sergeant-at-Arms, will you please present the Past President to the front.



SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the Past President, Comrade__________________for recognition.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrade_______________I take this opportunity to express the thanks of your comrades for your contribution to the progress of this Chapter through your leadership during your term as President.



You have accumulated experience which will be invaluable to your successor. I therefore charge you with a continuing responsibility toward your Chapter and the Officers who are now entrusted with its affairs.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
ALL STAND.



Sergeant-at-Arms, will you please present the President for installation.



SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:
Comrade Installing Officer, I present to you the President, Comrade_________________ for installation.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Comrade________________you have been elected by your fellow Members to be the Chief Executive Officer of LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP. They have faith in your integrity and in your desire to serve the best interests of all Peacekeeping veterans and of this Chapter in particular. I would remind you that this honour carries with it certain responsibilities.



It will be your duty to attend and preside at all regular and special meetings in addition to all executive meetings of the Chapter. It will be your duty to assume responsibility for the care of the Charter and other Chapter property.



It will also be your duty to maintain the traditions of the LGen RR Crabbe Chapter and of the CAVUNP; to preserve the spirit of fair play and comradeship at all times; to set an example of community service to your fellow comrades; to promote the best interests of this Chapter and the general welfare of your comrades of CAVUNP to ensure your Chapter is represented at meetings; to cooperate with your Executive Officers and the general membership of the Chapter always bearing in mind the purposes and objects of CAVUNP and the duty of all comrades towards the disabled, the widows and dependents. Before I officially install you in your office, will you give your fellow members an assurance that at all times you will endeavour to carry out, to the fullest extent in your power, your various responsibilities? Are you ready to give such assurance?



PRESIDENT ELECT:
I am.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
Then repeat after me:



I pledge myself to perform the duties of my office as President of LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP faithfully, and to the best of my ability.



INSTALLING OFFICER:
By the virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby declare you duly installed as President of the LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP. I congratulate you on the Honour that has been conferred upon you and wish you a successful term in office.



Sergeant-at-Arms will you please conduct Comrade President to the chair on my right.



I hereby declare the officers of the LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP officially installed in their respective offices.



Comrade President, I take much pleasure in handing you this gavel and copy of the Ritual in token of your office, and I extend to you and to all the Officers and members of this Chapter my sincere good wishes.

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APPENDIX 3:INTERIM POLICY ON DRESS

Several events have unfolded recently that indicate the need for a policy on Dress within Our Association. Comments have been made over the years about the need for a Summer Dress Standard.

New chapters are opening and in the process of being created in our association that Want to know our policy on dress. Recently, the Calgary chapter demonstrated three options for Summer dress and chose one. It has been proposed to the National Executive as to the interim Standard Summer Dress.

All of the above indicates that a review of our association policy on dress is essential for the guidance of new members and Chapters. To respond to members requests, and to maintain a standard for the association what follows is an interim policy which will be effective upon receipt of this document. It will be proposed for ratification at the next Association General Meeting. Discussion is invited and should be forwarded to the National Vice President.

CAVUNP ORDERS OF DRESS

These orders are based upon the following principles:

  1. As a national association that has chosen to wear an identifying standard of dress on appropriate occasions, it is essential that all members are aware of what constitutes the dress and when it will be worn;
  2. It is not mandatory for a member of CAVUNP to have the association dress to maintain their membership;
  3. The Chapter President is responsible to determine what will be worn and when.

ORDERS OF DRESS

1. STANDARD DRESS Consisting of: UN blue beret with the current pattern CAVUNP cap badge, light blue single-breasted blazer with the CAVUNP pocket crest, white shirt with solid navy blue tie, navy blue trousers or skirt, black shoes. On the left lapel, the CAVUNP years of membership pin.

To be worn: on all occasions as directed by the Chapter President.

Notes:

  • Members who are now wearing the CAVUNP small cap badge with the white disk on the beret may continue to do so.
  • Only one membership pin will be worn on the left lapel, showing the highest number of years of membership.

2. STANDARD PARADE DRESS Consisting of: Standard Dress with full size medals worn on the left breast of the blazer above the pocket.

To be worn: when directed by the Chapter President.

3. STANDARD FORMAL EVENING DRESS Consisting of: Standard dress with miniature medals worn on the left breast above the Pocket. Full size medals may be worn if miniature medals are not available.

To be worn: at banquets and similar events when directed by the Chapter President.

4. STANDARD SUMMER DRESS: Consisting of: UN blue beret with current pattern CAVUNP cap badge (see note above), white short sleeve shirt with white shoulder epaulets and two breast pockets with pocket flaps, navy blue trousers and black shoes. Shirt will be worn open neck. On the epaulets will be worn UN blue slip-ons with embroidered CAVUNP title. On the left breast above the pocket flap will be worn a ribbon bar showing the Honours and awards and medals to which the wearer is entitled. Above the ribbon bar may be worn any CF metal hazardous skill badge, e.g.: parachute wing, aircrew wing, to which the wearer is entitled. On the right breast will be worn the wearer's name-tag in the standard pattern of the Chapter. On the right pocket, centered between the buttonhole and right outside edge will be worn the CAVUNP membership pin.

To be worn: during the summer and fall seasons, as directed by the Chapter President.

Notes:

  • At the option of individual, the UN blue scarf may be worn.
  • At the option of the individual, if wearing the CF narrow pattern web waist belt, may wear a silver buckle with the CAVUNP symbol or former Corp, Branch or regimental symbol.
  • The slip-on epaulets will be similar in size and fabric to the current Canadian Forces pattern, 108 mm long. The embroidered letters CAVUNP will be 10 mm high in dark blue thread. Manufacturer will be the Chapter responsibility.

JOINT PARADES

When parading with other Veteran's Organizations, it will be the responsibility of the Chapter President to determine the parade dress and to inform the members of the correct CAVUNP order of dress to be worn on the parade.

ASSOCIATION MEDALS OTHER THAN CAVUNP

Members are reminded that when in CAVUNP dress they WILL NOT wear other Association medals as part of CAVUNP dress. Only those awards presented by CAVUNP will be worn. Military medals will be worn on the left breast, for example those awarded for Military service.

AMENDMENTS

Amendments to this policy should be sent to the National Office for action by the Honours and Awards Committee.

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APPENDIX 4:FUNERAL SERVICE

SUGGESTED ORDER OF SERVICE

Conducted by Chaplain
OPENING SENTENCES
By Chaplain



CHAPLAIN:
Friends, Comrades, members of our Sister Associations (ANAVETS, Royal Canadian Legion) We have gathered here today to praise God, to witness to our faith and especially to celebrate the life of Comrade_________________________.



We gather also as Comrades and friends to comfort his family in their time of grief and especially remembering _____________________________.



We wait to hear Gods word of hope and to commend to him with thanksgiving the life of_____________________________ as together we celebrate the good news of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.



HYMN
Optional



PRAYER OF APPROACH
Usually done by Chaplain



SCRIPTURE LESSONS:
These could be read by family member or close Comrade friend of deceased. If not, Chaplain will read.



HYMN OR PIPER:
Could be used following Scripture Lessons. If not then service would continue.



FAMILY REMEMBRANCES
If family wishes. Done by family member or close friend of deceased.

Following brief family remembrances, Chaplain should invite comments/remarks from any Comrade/friend of deceased who may wish to share.

Following these remarks the Chaplain requests Service Officer, President or Comrade in charge to proceed with CAVUNP tribute.

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APPENDIX 5: CAVUNP SERVICE

PRESIDENT/COMRADE IN CHARGE:
Request made for congregation to stand



PRESIDENT:
Sgt. At Arms, March on The Colours



PRESIDENT:
In the presence of the last earthly remains of ________________________ our Comrade, whose loss we mourn, but whose spirit still lives, may we as citizens, veterans and ex-service personnel, be charged anew with the full sense of our duties and responsibilities, and may we ever strive to uphold the principles of unselfish service which led us to serve our God and our Country in time of war, and in peace. May we continue to serve, even unto death.



Comrade in charge with Chaplain of serving member will place a singular poppy on the casket followed by, in single file, all Comrades present, each placing a poppy on the casket then filing back to original positions or pews.



PRESIDENT:
Prayer



O God, we remember before thee those who laid down their lives for freedom and truth. We commend their souls into Thy gracious keeping, and pray that we may be worthy of their sacrifice. Help us to be faithful and true to those ideals for which they fought and died. May we continue to perpetuate the memory of our departed Comrades by our Service to veterans and their loved ones, and remembering our solemn obligation, may we ever pray. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet.



RESPONSE:
Lest we forget; lest we forget.



TRUMPETER:
Last Post



BRIEF SILENCE




PIPER:
Lament



PRESIDENT:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.



RESPONSE:
We will remember them.



TRUMPETER:
Reveille



PRESIDENT (or Chaplain):
Prayer - Our heavenly Father, grant, we beseech thee, to the loved ones of our departed Comrade thy comfort and protection. Amen.



PRESIDENT:
Sgt at Arms - March Off The Colours



HYMN
Optional, depending on family members wishes.



CHAPLAIN:
Benediction



coffin arragement

Suggested arrangement of casket. Thomson's Funeral Chapel.

SERGEANT AT ARMS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR A FUNERAL

The Sgt.-at -Arms or his representative will ensure of the following:

  1. That there is a Canadian flag on the casket with the assistance of the Funeral Director.
  2. When the deceased is laying at rest, the Sgt. at Arms will ensure the beret and medals are placed on the casket, with the permission of the family.
  3. He will ensure there is a black or blue cushion to carry the medals, by the medal bearer.
  4. The cushion is carried by the I/C of the pallbearers. When carrying the cushion, elbows into the sides, forearms parallel to the ground.

COMMANDS

Command that will be given in a low voice by the Sgt-at-Arms

  • Prepare to lift.
  • Quick March.
  • Halt.
  • Prepare to lower.
  • Prepare to release.

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SEQUENCE OF EVENTS BY CAVUNP

EVENING MEMORIAL - CAVUNP tribute service by Unit at the request of the family.

INTERMENT THE FOLLOWING DAY

Pallbearers will sit at the front, placed by the Sgt. at Arms or Funeral Director. When the service is completed, pallbearers will move under the direction of the I/C pallbearers to the casket. Under the direction of the Funeral Director the pallbearers will move the casket to the funeral coach.

When the service has been completed all remaining members will be in line outside on either side of the doorway to the funeral coach, headdress will be worn and compliments will be made as the casket exits the funeral home until it is in the funeral coach.

The funeral coach carrying the coffin, followed by the immediate family, the pallbearers close behind in their own vehicles.

Remove the casket from the funeral coach at the grave site under the direction of the Funeral Director.

Once the casket has been placed at the grave side, the pallbearers will take up the flag, holding it by the corners and the middle approximately waist high, headdress will remain on.

After the Interment Service by the Clergy, word of command, Pallbearers Attention all other members act on appropriate words of command. Order trumpeter Sound Last Post, Moment's Silence, Lament by the Duty Piper, then Reveille by the trumpeter.

Salute on the first note of the Last Post and first note of Reveille. (Salute is not necessary during Lament, although some associations will carry salute from Last Post until the end of Reveille)

Pallbearers fold flag on a quiet command by the Sgt. at Arms (folding of the flag to be explained to pallbearers by the Sgt. at Arms).

Sgt. at Arms will pass the flag to President or his designate, who then presents it to the next of kin.

Pallbearers turn left and right and proceed to the foot of the casket in line.

Sgt.-at-Arms will remove beret and medals from the cushion bearer and present them to the President or his designate, who will then present them to the next of kin.

Those in uniform will move to foot of the casket, salute and lay a poppy on the casket.

Members will pay their respect to the family members, i.e. next of kin, then move to their respective vehicles.

This service is for regular members only.

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APPENDIX 6:COLOUR PARTY PROCEDURES

The participants carrying Colours or placing Colours are known as the Colour Party. The flags and banners of The LGen RR Crabbe Chapter of CAVUNP shall be called Colours. The members of the Colour Party shall be carefully selected and fully instructed in the proper protocol and respect to be paid to the Colours as laid down from time to time by the Sgt-at-Arms.

The Colours carried by the Colour Party are the Canadian Flag, the United Nations Flag, The Provincial Flag and the LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP Flag. Other associations may be asked to participate in parades put on by CAVUNP and will be asked to take part in the parade with their Colours.

The Colours may be carried on all CAVUNP Parades such as Church Parades, Peacekeepers Day Parade, Remembrance Day Parade and other Ceremonial Parades as well will take part in parades when requested to do so from other military related associations. They will also take part in National, Provincial and Community Parades when required.

The Sgt-at-Arms is the Colour Party commander when on parade conducted by CAVUNP. When taking part in other Associations' Parades he or she will follow their instructions keeping in mind that CAVUNP are the guests. If the Sgt-at-Arms is not available the designated backup will take command as selected by the Sgt-at-Arms.

Colour parties shall at all times be dressed in the proper CAVUNP dress as laid down in the dress regulations of the General by-laws of CAVUNP.

When on parade with other associations as a guest, the Sgt-at-Arms will march on the right flank next to the Chapter Colours and take his instruction from the Parade Commander and the Parade Sgt-at-Arms.

For more information on Flag Etiquette in Canada please read their information booklet or contact their website at http://www.pch.gc.ca/symb/etiquette/flag-e.htm, or your Sgt-at-Arms for more information.

FLAGS AND BANNERS

GENERAL

1. The flags used by LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP are:

  1. The Canadian Flag
  2. The United Nations Flag
  3. The Manitoba Provincial Flag
  4. The LGen RR Crabbe Chapter CAVUNP Flag

2. The flags shall be displayed or carried on the following occasions

  1. CAVUNP Parades
  2. CAVUNP Meetings
  3. On flag poles in front of buildings
  4. CAVUNP funerals and
  5. Significant national, provincial and civic occasions.

The order of precedence is as laid down in the instruction guide by the government of Canada in their instructional booklet Flag Etiquette in Canada. The rule of thumb to follow is that when you are on another associations parade we should attempt to Follow their protocol rather than protest.

FLYING AND DISPLAYING OF FLAGS
  1. It is appropriate for the Canadian flag to be flown or displayed by individuals and Organizations, but at all times the flag should be treated with dignity and respect and flown or displayed properly.
  2. The Canadian Flag should be given the place of honour when flown or displayed with other flags.
  3. When two or more than three flags are flown together, the Canadian flag should on the left as seen by spectators in front of the flags. If a number of countries are represented, the Canadian flag may be flown at each end of a line of flags.
  4. When three are flown together, the Canadian flag should occupy the center position, with the next ranking flag to the left and the third ranking flag to the right, as seen by spectators in front of the flags; and Where more than one flag is flown and it is impossible to hoist or lower them at the same time, the Canadian flag should be hoisted first and lowered last. The same could be said when depositing the Colours at Chapter Meetings if the practice is to march on the Colours and to deposit them then retrieve them.
  5. Neither the Canadian flag, the United Nations flag, the Provincial flag the Chapter Flag nor any other flag nor banner should be used as a marker on a CAVUNP parade.
  6. International usage forbids the displaying of the flag of one nation above that of another on the same flagstaff.
  7. The Canadian flag may be displayed horizontally or vertically. When horizontally on a wall the sleeve shall be on the left. When displayed vertically, the upper part of the leaf is to the left and the stem is to the right as seen from the front and facing.
  8. The Canadian flag may be flown or displayed in a church, auditorium, or any other meeting place. When used in the chancel of a church or on a speaker's platform, the Flag should be flown to the right of the clergyman or speaker. When used in the body of a church or auditorium, the flag should be flown to the right of the audience or congregation. The flag should not be used to cover a speaker's table or to be draped in front of the platform; nor should it be allowed to touch the ground, bunting should be used, but not the flag itself. If displayed flat against the wall at the back of the platform, the flag should be above and behind the speaker.
  9. The dimension of the Canadian flag is two by length and one by width, and the dimensions of the United Nations and the Chapter flag are 3' x 3'9''
  10. No Flag, banner or pennant should be flown or displayed above the Canadian flag.
  11. Flags flown together should be approximately the same size and flown from separate staffs at the same height
  12. Compliments must be paid to unfurled Colours on parade. Veterans wearing a beret will stand at attention and salute. If in civilian clothes, will remove hat and stand at attention.
  13. When a flag becomes worn, noticeably faded or otherwise unfit for service to prevent desecration of the flag; it should be disposed of by privately burning.

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USE OF FLAGS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

On Remembrance Day it is customary to fly the flag at full-mast, except during The Remembrance Day Ceremony, when it will be lowered to half-mast.

When used on the occasion of unveiling a monument, table, picture, etc the flag should be properly draped and prevented from falling to the ground, floor or deck

When Chapter banners are draped on occasions of memorial or funeral services, black crepe or mourning ribbon 54 inches long and six inches wide is used, tied in a bow, just below the spike of the pike.

Unless there has been a specific request for another flag, a casket will be draped with a Canadian Flag.

A flag flown at half-mast is the universal symbol of mourning. To place a flag at half-mast, it should be raised to masthead, then slowly lowered until it is midway between the masthead and the ground. The Canadian flag should be flown at half-mast on the following occasions by the Chapter establishments having an upright flag pole:

Throughout Canada On the death of the Sovereign or a Member of the Royal Family related in the first degree to The Sovereign the Governor General, the Prime Minister, a former Governor General, a former Prime Minister

Within a Province On the death of the Lieutenant-Governor The Provincial Premier or a Provincial Cabinet Minister.

Within a Riding On the death of the Member of Parliament or member of the Provincial Legislative; at the place of residence -- On the death of a former Governor General, a Senator, a Canadian Privy Councilor or Mayor;

The flag shall be flown at half-mast from the day of death to the day of the funeral, except on the death of the Sovereign, when it is raised to full-mast for the day on which the accession of the new Monarch is proclaimed.

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APPENDIX 7: BASIC DRILL

MARCHING ON THE COLOURS (PARADES)

The SGT-AT-ARMS is the Parade commander, who will give the order to MARCH ON THE COLOURS.

The Colour Party, from it position adjacent to the parade, marches to it's designated position on parade, at the carry. The band if in attendance, shall play the appropriate music. When in position it shall act on all word of commands by the parade commander, except in the following occasions.

During an inspection or prior to stepping off, the Colour party Commander will instruct the Colour party to stand fast, until required to move independently, by the Colour party commander.

COLOUR PARTY DRILL DETAILS

1. Drill movements will be carried out in unison in the time of two marching paces between movements.

2. The distance between ranks of the Colour Party shall be maintained at four paces.

POSITION OF THE ORDER

To assume the position of the Order:

  1. Stand at attention
  2. The pike is held in a vertical position with the right hand at the right side. The base of the pike is on the ground at the right side of the right foot, in line with the toe of the shoe.
  3. The pike and Colour are held with an all-round grasp of the right hand, back
  4. The Colour shall hand naturally down the pike and shall not be stretched taut.
  5. The right elbow is at the side.
  6. The right wrist is directly in the rear of the pike.

WORD OF COMMAND

Parade orders must be loud, clear and precise. They are given in two distinct parts with a short pause between each part.

The first is drawn out warning order such as PA-RAAADE.

The second is a short, sharp, executive order such as HALT.

The following are examples of when warning and executive orders are given together:

COLOUR- PARTEEEEE / HALT / ATTENNNNNNNN/SHUN

When large groups are present there is usually an additional warning order such as PA-RADE; COMPANY; etc.

For example: PA-RAAAADE / ATTENNNNNNNN / SHUN

When on the march, executive orders must be given at precisely the right moment.

For example:

  • The HALT is given as the left foot is forward and on the ground.
  • The EYES RIGHT and EYES LEFT is given as the left foot is forward and on the ground.
  • The RIGHT TURN is given as the left foot is forward and on the ground.
  • The LEFT TURN is given as the right foot is forward and on the ground.
  • The ABOUT TURN is given as the right foot is forward and on the ground.

The giving of orders is a combination of voice production, timing and confidence. This skill can only be achieved by practice and experience.

CARRY FROM THE SLOPE

On Command CARRY COLOURS:

  1. Raise the Colour off the right shoulder with the right hand in perpendicular position of the Carry from the Order; and
  2. Simultaneously, bring the left hand to the socket to guide the base of the pike into the socket.
  3. Cut the left hand to the side, assuming the Carry position.

LET FLY FROM THE CARRY

On the command, LET FLY - COLOURS:

  1. Maintaining the grip on the pike, release the Colour with the right hand.
  2. During the march past in quick time, on the command EYES - RIGHT, the Colour is let fly on the next left foot.
  3. On the command EYES - FRONT, the Colour is caught.

CATCHING THE COLOUR FROM THE LET FLY

On the command, CATCH THE COLOURS:

  1. Grasp the Colour with the left hand and bring it in to the pike; and
  2. Simultaneously, grasp the comer of the Colour with the right hand in the position of the Order.
  3. Cut the left hand to the side to the position of attention and raise the right forearm to the horizontal position.
  4. Depending on the wind direction, the Colour may be grasped with the right hand after securing the pike in the left hand. If, because of the wind strength, the Colour cannot be caught, the Colour shall be brought to the position of the Order, secured and returned to the Carry.

DIP FROM THE CARRY AT THE HALT

On the first note of Last Post commence the Dip slowly, taking the timing from the Flag.

To lower the Colour:

  1. Bring the left hand to a position on the pike above the right hand,
  2. Raise the pike clear of the carrying socket
  3. Lower the Colour slowly until the spike of the pike comes to rest on the ground.
  4. The pike is controlled by the upper arm against the body.
  5. Both the elbows are close to the body
  6. The body is in the position of attention.
  7. The Colour should not touch the ground.

NOTE: Many Associations are not dipping their Colours at the playing of O Canada and God Save the Queen but allowing their Colours to fly. We refer you to Flag Etiquette in Canada or contact their Website at http://www.pch.gc.ca/ceremonial-symb/english/emb_flag_dip.html. In order to avoid confusion it is best to check with the Parade Commander before moving off as to what is their policy and respect their decision.

CARRY FROM THE DIP:

The Colour is raised slowly on the first note of Reveille.

To raise the Colour :

  1. Using the right hand, raise the Colour to the perpendicular position of the Carry;
  2. Simultaneously, with he left hand, guide the base of the pike info the carrying socket; and
  3. Cut the left hand smartly to the side

DRAPING THE COLOUR

Banners are draped on occasions of memorial or funeral services. Black crepe mourning ribbon 54 inches long and six inches wide is tied in a bow just below the pike.

STAND AT EASE FROM THE ORDER

On the command STAND AT -EASE The Colour and pike remain in the same position as described in the Order position.

STAND EASY FROM STAND AT EASE

On the command STAND - EASY:

  1. The Colour and pike remain in the same position;
  2. The left arm is kept to the side; and
  3. The body is relaxed, but the feet and Colour are not moved.

ORDER FROM STAND AT EASE:

On the command ATTEN - TION,

Bend the left knee and place the left foot smartly beside the right and assume the position of the Order Carry from the Order

On the command, CARRY COLOURS

  1. With the right hand, raise the Colour to a vertical position in front of the centre of the body, keeping the base of the pike just clear of the socket, and the right forearm alongside the pike; and
  2. Simultaneously, bring the left hand to the socket and guide the pike into the socket.
  3. Bring the left hand to the position of the Order;
  4. On completion of the movement,
    • The right hand is opposite the mouth,
    • The right forearm is parallel to the ground at right angles to the pike,
    • The wrist of the right arm is straight
    • The back of the hand is outwards, and
    • The head and eyes are facing the front

ORDER FROM THE CARRY

On the command, ORDER COLOURS:

  1. With the right hand, raise the pike clear of the socket, bringing the right forearm from the horizontal position to a vertical position alongside the pike; and
  2. Simultaneously, bring the left hand to the socket to steady the carrier.
  3. Carry the Colour with the right hand to the position of the Order:
  4. Move the left hand across the body to steady the pike; and
  5. On completion of the movement,
    • The back of the left hand shall be outwards
    • The fingers of the left hand are extended and pointing to the right, and
    • The left forearm is parallel to the ground.
    • Carry the left hand to the side, assuming the position of attention

SLOPE FROM THE CARRY

On the command SLOPE COLOURS:

  1. With the right hand, raise the pike clear of the socket, bringing the right forearm from the horizontal position to a vertical position alongside the pike
  2. Simultaneously, bring the left hand to the socket to steady the pike.
  3. Lower the Colour with the right hand to the right shoulder;
  4. Simultaneously, with the left hand, grasp the pike above the right hand, with an all round grip, to steady the pike;
  5. On completion of the movement,
    • The Colour shall be at a 45 degree angle on the right shoulder,
    • The elbow shall be close to the body,
    • The right forearm shall be parallel to the ground,
    • The Colour shall hand and cover the right shoulder and arm, and
    • The pike shall now show between the hand and the shoulder and shall be covered by the Colour.
    • Carry the left hand to the side, assuming the position of the Order

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APPENDIX 8:BASIC DRILL MOVEMENTS

POSITION OF ATTENTION:

The position of attention is one of readiness in expectation of a word of command. Exactness in this position is important and, therefore, members should not be at attention longer than necessary.

The position of attention is as follows:

  1. heels together and in line;
  2. feet turned out to form an angle of 30 degrees;
  3. body balanced and the weight evenly distributed on both feet;
  4. shoulders level, square to the front;
  5. arms hanging as straight as their natural bend will allow with elbows and wrists touching the body;
  6. wrists straight, the back of the hands held outwards;
  7. the fingers aligned, touching the palm of the hand, thumbs placed on the side of the forefinger at the middle joint with the thumbs and back of the fingers touching the thighs lightly and the thumbs in line with the seam of the trousers; and
  8. head held erect, neck touching the back of the collar, eyes steady looking their height, and straight to the front.

NOTE: No part of the body should be strained.

POSITION OF THE STAND AT EASE:

The stand at ease is an intermediate position between attention and slant easy. It allows no relaxation, but can be maintained, without strain, for a longer time than the position of attention.

On the command STAND AT EASE:

  1. members shall bend the left knee;
  2. carry the left foot to the left, straightening it in double time, and place it smartly foot flat on the ground with the inside of the heels 10 inches apart;
  3. simultaneously, with a quick motion, brig the arms behind the back, stretched to their full extent, and place the back of the right hand in the palm of the left, with thumbs crossed right over left, the fingers together and extended; and
  4. balance the body with the weight evenly distributed on both feet.

STAND EASY:

The position of stand easy is ordered when it is desirable to permit the members to relax. This command is only given when the members are in the position of stand at ease.

On the command STAND - EASY, the members shall:

  1. close the hands and bring the arms to the position of attention;
  2. observe a standard pause; and
  3. relax.

STAND EASY TO STAND AT EASE:

On a warning order such as CAVUNP, COLOUR PARTY, or COMPANY, etc. the position of stand at ease is assumed.

ATTENTION FROM STAND AT EASE:

On the command ATTEN -TION, members shall:

  1. bend the left knee and shift their balance to the right foot;
  2. straighten the left leg, place the foot smartly on the ground, toe touching first, followed by the heel, and with heels aligned;
  3. simultaneously, with a quick motion, bring the arms and hands to the position of attention.

REMOVAL OF HEADDRESS:

The order to remove headdress may be given when it is customary to do so.

On the command REMOVE HEADDRESS, members shall:

  1. bring the right hand to the front of the headdress by the shortest route. Grasp beret between the thumb and fingers, with the fingers aligned and parallel to the shoulders;
  2. after the usual pause, the right hand is brought to the position of attention with the beret in hand.

REPLACEMENT OF HEADDRESS:

On the command REPLACE HEADDRESS, members shall:

  1. replace the headdress with the right hand; and
  2. following the usual pause, resume the position of attention by cutting the right arm to the right side;
  3. members are then ordered to STAND AT EASE - STAND EASY, at which time they adjust their headdress.

SALUTING AT THE HALT :

To perform a salute, members shall:

  1. bend the right elbow and open the palm of the right hand; and
  2. force the right hand by its shortest route to the forehead so
    • the palm of the hand is facing down
    • the thumb and fingers are fully extended and close together
    • the tip of the second finger is in line with the outside of the right eyebrow
    • the hand, wrist, and forearm are in a straight line
    • the elbow is in line with the shoulders
    • the upper arm is parallel to the ground.

SALUTING ON THE MARCH :

To perform a salute on the march:

  1. the salute is the same;
  2. complete a 30 inch pace with the right foot;
  3. as the next left foot comes to the ground, cut the left arm to the side; and
  4. execute the salute in one continuous movement, turning the head right or left as far as possible without straining;
  5. the left arm remains stationary throughout the salute

To complete the salute:

  1. complete a 30 inch pace with the right foot; and
  2. as the next left foot comes to the ground, cut the right arm to the side, turn the head and eyes to the front .and continue marching.

EYES RIGHT/LEFT :

The command EYES RIGHT/LEFT is given as the left foot is forward and on the ground.

Members shall:

  1. complete a full pace forward with their right foot; and
  2. as the left foot comes forward and strikes the ground, turn the head and eyes to the right/left as far as possible without straining; and
  3. look directly into the eyes of the personage being saluted;
  4. continue swinging the arms;
  5. the leading man on the directing flank shall look to the front to keep direction
  6. the person in command salutes.

TURNING AND INCLINING AT THE HALT:

On the command RIGHT TURN:

  1. both knees are braced, arms are at sides, and body is erect;
  2. members shall turn 90 degrees right by pivoting on the right heel and left toe;
  3. on the completion of the movement, the weight of the body is placed on the right foot and the left leg is braced with the heel off the ground;
  4. members shall bend the left knee, straighten it in double time, and place the left foot by the right to assume the position of attention.

A turn to the left is achieved in the same manner, using the opposite foot.

On the command RIGHT/LEFT INCLINE, the drill as described in turning is followed, but the turn is made through 45 degrees.

ABOUT TURN:

On the command ABOUT TURN, the drill as prescribed in the right turn is followed except that the pivot to the right is made through 180 degrees. Balance is maintained by bracing the legs and locking the thighs.

DRESSING:

On the command RIGHT DRESS:

the right hand man of the front rank stands fast;

  1. the remainder turn their head and eyes to the right;
  2. they take up correct alignment, distance and covering, taking short, quick paces until they are in the correct position;
  3. movement starts with the left foot.

Dressing is carried out by the following method:

Arm Dressing

  1. at arms length, when the front rank, except for the right hand man, places the right arm out to its full extent behind the shoulders of the man on his right;
  2. the hand is closed as in the position of attention, back of hand uppermost and arm parallel to ground.

As a guide to taking up correct alignment, each man, except the right hand man, moves to a position from which he can just see the lower portion of the face of the second man to his right. Correct covering is taken up by glancing to the front without moving the head. The interval is correct when the closed hand is touching the left shoulder of the man on the right.

PACE STICK DRILL:

The Sergeant-at-Arms may carry a pace stick.




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