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Teabag
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Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

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PostSubject: Re: Good news    Good news  - Page 2 Icon_minitime24/8/2011, 22:52

Gordon. wrote:
Talking of salutes....Why does the RN have a different salute from the Army or RAF??

According to Hornblower they used to do it a lot differently. Bit of a knuckle to the forehead/temple. These days I think they are just shielding their eyes from the sun?
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Localisation : Calgary
Cap Badge : Pads Brat
Places Served : Father -- Canadian Army. Served Hemer, Soest, and Wetter
Registration date : 2007-12-28

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PostSubject: Re: Good news    Good news  - Page 2 Icon_minitime25/8/2011, 00:11

This has been mentioned before but I have a memory like a sieve...good, just short! LOL

Now, I assume British military salute differently than Canadian, first off, so this may not be of any real interest to most of you....but what was the "old" Canadian Army salute and what was the post-integration salute? I must say, I forget.

I recall my dad saluting, of course...on parade or what-have-you....but I'm wracking my brains trying to picture what it was and if it was pre-integration or post. I think I remember it as palm down at right angles to the right of the eyebrow (or peak of the cap I guess). I don't remember him ever saluting palm out....isn't that more an American thing?

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Incoming Stephen!
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I`ll ignore that Stephen. Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: Good news    Good news  - Page 2 Icon_minitime25/8/2011, 08:27

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The Army salute is essentially the same as that of the RAF. When army personnel hand salute they display an open hand, positioned such that the finger tips almost, but not quite, touch the hat band. The Naval salute differs in that the palm of the hand faces down towards the shoulder. This dates back to the days of sailing ships, when tar and pitch were used to seal the timber from seawater. To protect their hands, officer wore white gloves and it was considered most undignified to present a dirty palm in the salute so the hand was turned through 90 degrees.

Mr Google comes up trumps again
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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I don't remember him ever saluting palm out....isn't that more an American thing?

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Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!! The British Army salutes with palm out to indicate to our officers that were are not carrying any concealed weapons!! (as if) Shocked Shocked
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Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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Teabag wrote:
Gordon. wrote:
Talking of salutes....Why does the RN have a different salute from the Army or RAF??

According to Hornblower they used to do it a lot differently. Bit of a knuckle to the forehead/temple. These days I think they are just shielding their eyes from the sun?

No.

Look.

The Andrew used to be issued with about a gallon of rum and several gallons of beer a day..

They were too pissed to raise their arms high enough to salute properly. drunken
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I think if my name was Hornblower I would have gone for something different at the earliest opportunity. Razz Razz
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Shelldrake wrote:
I think if my name was Hornblower I would have gone for something different at the earliest opportunity. Razz Razz

I'll have you know he was very popular with the other matelots. Ducky!
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Yes.I believe he spent some time in the barrel

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Shelldrake wrote:
I don't remember him ever saluting palm out....isn't that more an American thing?




Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!! The British Army salutes with palm out to indicate to our officers that were are not carrying any concealed weapons!! (as if) Shocked Shocked [/quote]

Uh-oh.... affraid My bad.....50 lashes with a wet noodle!! And yes, as soon as I read "The British Army salutes with palm out" I immediately got a mental flash of exactly that, so I obviously knew somewhere in my fuzzy old head that was so. Bad Stephen, bad bad Stephen.....
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Stephen Lock wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
I don't remember him ever saluting palm out....isn't that more an American thing?




Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!! The British Army salutes with palm out to indicate to our officers that were are not carrying any concealed weapons!! (as if) Shocked Shocked
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Uh-oh.... affraid My bad.....50 lashes with a wet noodle!! And yes, as soon as I read "The British Army salutes with palm out" I immediately got a mental flash of exactly that, so I obviously knew somewhere in my fuzzy old head that was so. Bad Stephen, bad bad Stephen.....


No, sorry but you have to go in the barrel. affraid
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The British Soldier, unlike the politician if he were allowed to salute,salutes with the palm out to also indicate that his hands are clean. jocolor
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I think that only applies to the ACC (especially when they are behind the Hotplate). Laughing
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Unlike the RN who salute palm down,to hide the dirt. Laughing
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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No, sorry but you have to go in the barrel. affraid [/quote]

While I am alarmed at the slant this thread has taken, I will follow it.

In Fort George, Londonderry, (No, it's not "Derry" !) in '75, we lived on HMS Rame Head.

Amongst the welter of nautical slang we were bombarded with by the personnel of the Andrew we lived with, in the PO's mess, one example which springs to mind, which applies to this thread, was called "Starters".

While wishing to spare the sensitivities of our contributors, I must explain that this name would apply to lubricants such as KY jelly, Vaseline, XG 279, lard, WD 40, sago and many others. Without these, use of "The Barrel" would be difficult.

I hope this contribution will kill off this thread !
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I knew that would bring you you out of your cave, you old bugger !
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I knew that would bring you you out of your cave, you old bugger !

The use of the word bugger is totally inappropriate in this thread! Laughing
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I think i prefer the "Gay" word.Good news  - Page 2 Puke
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