In my local town of Louth in Lincolnshire they have mayors parade each year. Normally the ACF CSM acts as parade marshall and has done so for years. As he cannot spare the time this year the local council have asked an officer from the local CCF at the grammar school to act as parade marshal. There seems to be some confusion whether this officer can actually act as parade marshal or not. Does he have to carry out a risk assesment and send a copy to Brigade for their approval first? Does he need to ask permission from Brigade to actually act as parade marshal? Having never been to Pirbright or Frimley or anywhere to obtain any formal qualifications to act as a parade marshal or even teach drill and having never carried out this role before is it likely Brigade will object? Is it ok for an officer to act as parade marshal as I thought it was supposed to be a warrant officer who acted as parade marshal? I know that its just a local parade but its better to know what he is letting himself in for and what to expect.