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Drill Dismiss with Union Jack

#1
Hi all. My detatchment has recently recovered it's union jack which now "flies" every drill night. My question to you all is what is the proper way to dismiss a parade whilst the flag is up? We do not know the proper words of command so atm we're using "Officer on parade, dismissed" (Right turn, salute once, march 3 paces).

Obviously officer on parade is wrong, but we have heard that the flag should be saluted?

What's the proper word of command?

Thanks :p
 

Fugly

ADC
DirtyBAT
#4
"Civvies - Fuck off home"

Then lower flag before locking up.

Appreciate your dedication, but it's hardly Trooping the Colour.
 

Fugly

ADC
DirtyBAT
#5
Sensible answer.

Simply just fall out, unless officer present - then fall out accordingly.

Then, an AI should lower the flag.
 
#7
conjures up a lovely image...

Little, whitewashed, cadet hut on the edge of a sprawling sink estate. Kids shoulder to shoulder on the fire step, "volley fire, present..." as the waves of chavvy scum advance,
 
#8
Rooper said:
It's only a Union Jack if you are parading on a serving ship and the flag is flying on the stern. Otherwise it's a Union FLAG!
Jacks are flown from the Jackstaff - which is at the bow.

An ensign is flown from the stern.
 
#9
I agree with Fugly, i think you are getting confused with what happens when the flag / ensign / red duster is raised on a ship or camp or raf station. ie at 08:00 the orderly officer/sgt/cpl raises the flag and the camp salutes it if within range and sight.
 
#11
Elayer, thats what we used to do a long long time ago when I was a space cadet. In fact it was a matter of pride to be the jnco who lowered the ensign.
 
#12
Rooper said:
It's only a Union Jack if you are parading on a serving ship and the flag is flying on the stern. Otherwise it's a Union FLAG!
Ah right, didn't know that. My mistake, thanks for the correction.

Also, thanks everyone else. Obviously it's not a huge deal but we just wanted to check if we were doing it properly or not :wink:
 
#14
If you want to call it the Union Jack, call it the Union Jack. Trying to be pedantic and force everyone to call it the Union Flag is never going to work, even if that is the correct name for it. Nicknames always stick in the minds of the public. You aren't going to persuade everyone to call the Number 107 bus an "Omnibus Vehicle" now, are you?
 
#15
I think that you are confusing us with The United States.
My boss in the U.S sent me a U.S flag as a gift. It comes with 5 pages of instructions
on its correct usage. The one that amused me most was the last one

"Disposal
The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

I kid you not
 
#16
Faustic said:
Rooper said:
It's only a Union Jack if you are parading on a serving ship and the flag is flying on the stern. Otherwise it's a Union FLAG!
Ah right, didn't know that. My mistake, thanks for the correction.

Also, thanks everyone else. Obviously it's not a huge deal but we just wanted to check if we were doing it properly or not :wink:

Take no notice faustic, the whole flag / jack thing is a common urban myth perpetrated by people who like to sound cleverer than they really are. It used to be the case many years ago, but Union Jack was accepted as the name by Parliament in 1908.

.........''Such use was given Parliamentary approval in 1908 when it was stated that "the Union Jack should be regarded as the National flag".........