46406RE: 1812 Re: recover arms for pike
- Dec 29, 2012From the standing orders of the 85th.
"Whenever a Non-Commissioned Officer, Bugler, or Private has an occasion to
address an Officer, give a report, &c, - if with arms, he raises his right
hand, in the manner above described, to his cap, drops it to the Attention
position, and raises it once more on leaving the Officer; if with arms he
RECOVERS first, returns to the Carry, and only RECOVERS again when parting
with the Officer"
From "A Treatise on the British Drill and the Exercise of the Company" 1816
"It is in the position of RECOVER ARMS that a soldier, when with his
firelock, is at all times to address himself and speak to an officer; and it
is likewise this position which is taken when the command Recover Arms is
given as a preparative to the dismissal of a body of men;"
From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Why would the recover be used as a salute or present arms?
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