Pace stick query

#1
Blyth_spirit said:
I am wondering if anyone could advise me on a point of pace stick drill. I have always noticed that our RSM carrys his pace stick under his left arm with the hinged end forward. I have always assumed that this to be the correct way until today.

On page 11 of the May issue of a well known publication (nice picture of the Captain General on the front) a certain senior warrant officer is pictured with his pace stick under the right arm with the base of the stick forward.

Naturally I could not imagine a soldier of such experience and high standing making such a faux pas as to be photographed in his Regimental Journal 'drill neglect'; I would therefore like to know if this is a drill movement particular to his exalted status or has my RSM just got it wrong?
Very difficult to salute with the pace stick under the right arm. I always carried it under the left arm with the sticks feet to the rear. Perhaps he was just having a blond moment? :mrgreen:
 
#3
Hi...... first post for this virgin arrser.

For the DS solution on Pace Sticks, go to Windsor this Friday where the Coldstream Guards will be hosting the annual Pace Stick contest.

It beats sitting alone and pulling your pud........ but only just.
 
#4
Jacob1650 said:
Hi...... first post for this virgin arrser.

For the DS solution on Pace Sticks, go to Windsor this Friday where the Coldstream Guards will be hosting the annual Pace Stick contest.

It beats sitting alone and pulling your pud........ but only just.
I can understand why you are still a virgin. Annual Pace Stick Contest........FFS.

Only Joking :mrgreen:
 
#5
This is just a prelim heat...... wait for the world championships.......... no, I'm not joking.

On the same subject, are our artillery chums from Woolwich entering a team...... if yes, can I cabby a lift to Windsor on the team coach?
 
#6
Jacob1650 said:
This is just a prelim heat...... wait for the world championships.......... no, I'm not joking.

On the same subject, are our artillery chums from Woolwich entering a team...... if yes, can I cabby a lift to Windsor on the team coach?
Really, my friend, I would recommend staying in Woolwich (which is saying something) and pulling your pud
 
#7
I thought it was carried under the right arm and swept to under the left for saluting. I could be wrong, or am I thinking of pacing...Memory is fading, god I hate getting old
 
#8
Good advice....... pulling pud in Woolwich right now...... would you like photos of the money shot??
 
#9
When you are marching/walking pace stick is in left hand with its feet facing forward. When at attention/saluting stick is under left arm feet facing rear.Man in picture having blonde moment as said by Rumrunner.
 
#10
easymoney said:
When you are marching/walking pace stick is in left hand with its feet facing forward. When at attention/saluting stick is under left arm feet facing rear.Man in picture having blonde moment as said by Rumrunner.

Think when you are walking the pace stick is carried in the right hand. that way when you have to salute it is passed into the left armpit so you can salute with your right hand.
 
#11
technosh said:
easymoney said:
When you are marching/walking pace stick is in left hand with its feet facing forward. When at attention/saluting stick is under left arm feet facing rear.Man in picture having blonde moment as said by Rumrunner.

Think when you are walking the pace stick is carried in the right hand. that way when you have to salute it is passed into the left armpit so you can salute with your right hand.
That's correct. marching witha pace stick it is carried in the right hand, the same as a rifle at the trail, then swept up under the left arm for saluting. See Drill Manual (for those with insomnia) :roll:
 
#12
Apologies Army Right,deepest regrets for appearing as a tw*t. Will beat myself with mahogany pace stick until it hurts,a little.
 
#13
Blyth_spirit said:
I hate to spoil the party but I actually know the answer to this one.

The reason for the question and the posting of it in the Gunner thread is it concerns a certain well known Gunner personality and publication. Those who have access to the publication may want to check the photo on page 11 and see what I mean.
Blyth,

I'm with you completely. Right arm/Left arm - we could argue all week.

However the fact that it is completely the wrong way round is un-nerving. After all, as the article says,....'It takes a very special man....'

Plus the stick is the other way round under the other arm on pages 24/25...!!
 
#14
Having had a little experience of journalism, etc (no I'm not one), I suspect that the gentleman was asked to pose that way to make a good photograph.

What surprises me is that he went along with it.
 
#16
"......work it baby! Work it!" oooohh yeahhhh!"

"Now change your stick to the other arm.....yeeaaahhhh.....now hold that pose sweedie....."

:D :D :D
 
#18
Why doesn't someone ask him why he is carrying his pace-stick upside down ??? :twisted:

I seem to remember being taught on my SSM's course that there was a special way of carrying an open pace-stick, but as a Mover, I was more interested in how I could lose it. :D
 
#19
Trouble is mate that as Gunners (think they ) are so much better than RLC they will never explani anything. Real question is - Can he survive as their Senior Warrant officer? is he their senior Warrant officer?
 

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