At our CCF we normally do the last post/silence/reveille/National Anthem in Chapel, hence no headdress, so this hasn’t come up before and we don’t have a tradition here. There seems to be considerable disagreement about saluting especially during the silence. I’ve ended up issuing direction as follows but I wondered what more experienced people on here thought (given a lot of you are at outdoor parades every year):
Officers ONLY should:
Salute from first to last note of Last Post; then stand at attention
Salute from first to last word of National Anthem
Others say you should hold the salute during the silence and come down at start of reveille; and not salute during the NA.
Thoughts? I’m not changing the direction I’ve issued now (it was based on an IBN from 11 Inf Bde so it does have some authority!)
(sorry slightly unclear: edited to add this year we are doing all that outside)