Burial with full military honours?

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by BTDT, Dec 12, 2006.

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  1. The funeral of General Pinochet got me thinking about the correct definition of "burial with full military honours".
    A "military" funeral might contain some or all of: flag on coffin, bugler sounding last post, mourners in uniform, medals/hat on coffin, uniformed pallbearers, firing party etc etc.
    Presumably "full military honours" would include all of the above plus, maybe, a gun carriage for the coffin, boots reversed in stirrups of charger, flags at half mast etc?

    Does anyone have the definitive answer?