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Re: Falling in for parade

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  • Gord_1812
    Hey Jim I think you hit on my original point. I have no problem falling the colors. It s falling them in for every parade that gets me going. Did I interpret
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 30 6:55 PM
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      Hey Jim

      I think you hit on my original point. I have no problem falling the
      colors. It's falling them in for every parade that gets me going.
      Did I interpret your post wrong? Do you troupe the colors in once in
      the morning and once at night?

      Gord
      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Antoine Landrieaux"
      <landrieaux@n...> wrote:
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "abateman2001" <abateman@f...>
      > Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:42 AM
      > Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Brit line
      > >>--- "Gord_1812" <gord_1812@y...> wrote:
      > >>I personally like the old days before the BNR where the units
      fell in
      > >>and did what we all do best.. Re-enact a battle.
      > >>
      > > 1) It's authentic. If you've been in the Canadian Forces or
      perhaps
      > > the cadets you can see that the procedure for falling in a
      batallion
      > > 2) I like the sense of pomp and ceremony - it sets the tone for
      what
      >
      > Andrew, Gord, et al,
      >
      > I have long been an advocate of changing the way we fall in
      for "Morning
      > Colours," at Mississinewa and at Prairie du Chein.
      >
      > I have even been able to influence some of the practices, such
      as "Breaking"
      > the flag, instead of "Raising," as the Americans do. I have seen
      it happen
      > on occasion, at Missy, and it occurs regularly at PduC.
      >
      > Morning Colours is an American ceremony, that we take part in as a
      courtesy,
      > because the Americans do it. More rightly, we should have
      a "Trooping," of
      > the Colour, at morning parade, as is the practice that Gord finds
      somewhat
      > tedious.
      >
      > The Union Jack should already be in place an flying, before we even
      form up.
      > This should be detailed by the Duty Officer, and is normally done
      by the
      > Duty NCO. The flag is broken 1/2 hour after sunrise, and comes
      down, 1/2
      > hour before sunset. Coincidentally, "Last Post" should sound when
      the flag
      > has been brought down. At that time, individuals should be
      upstanding,
      > wherever they are, in camp.
      >
      > As for all the extra "Pomp and Circumstance," I personally enjoy,
      and like
      > to take part in a well done ceremony. (It's the badly performed
      ones, I
      > detest!)
      >
      > YH&OSvt.,
      >
      > Jim Keigher, a.k.a.
      >
      > Antoine Landrieaux
      > Officer in Command
      > Fort William, Upper Canada
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