Marks of Respect - Naval Establishment
- General Signal
Crown Forces North America
Payment of Marks of Respect
Grand Encampment of 1812
Fort George National Historic Site
15-17 July 2005
With the likelihood of a large and continually observing public audience through the weekend, and to enhance the 'naval' experience for all concerned, participants are asked to remember when possible to pay marks of respect to more senior officers throughout the weekend---and senior officers are to respond appropriately.
1. Seaman to Officer of Any Rank, when passing him:
Touch the hand (knuckles or first two fingers) to the brim of the hat, or to the forehead (if hatless). Officer to respond similarly or by lifiting his hat briefly.
2. Seaman to Officer of Any Rank, if standing and addressing him:
Remove headdress with either hand and remain 'uncovered' until conversation is over. Officer to respond to the first removal by touching his own hat or lifting it briefly.
3. Junior Officer to Senior Officer, passing:
Touch the hat brim or briefly lift the hat. Senior officer to respond in kind.
4. Junior Officer to Senior Officer, if standing and addressing him:
Remove headdress until asked by Senior Officer to "Recover, if you please". Senior officer to reply to first uncovering by a touch of his hat or lifting it briefly.
As instructed by the Officer of Marines.
I have the Honour to be
with great Regard
Squadron Commodore pro tem
Crown Forces North America
G O D S A V E T H E K I N G .
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- Not to be a square, "too hardcore" or anything in that way,but I think
that while in uniform during public visiting hours, or in "character"
even with out the public, Saluting and most other military courtesies
should be extended. We as a unit do it a vast majority of the time
because we are around the Navy, Marine Corps and other Service people
so much, but I rather enjoy doing it at events.
2 wooden nickles worth
PRIVATE C. Murphy
- I couldn't agree more, Colin. I saw some of your lads---perhaps you---at the
launch of the 1812 schooner "Lynx' in Maine in 2001, and your bearing---and
comportment---in that regard were superb. Very much a standard to emulate.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Colin" <usmarine1814@...>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 8:16 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Marks of Respect
> Not to be a square, "too hardcore" or anything in that way,but I think
> that while in uniform during public visiting hours, or in "character"
> even with out the public, Saluting and most other military courtesies
> should be extended. We as a unit do it a vast majority of the time
> because we are around the Navy, Marine Corps and other Service people
> so much, but I rather enjoy doing it at events.
> 2 wooden nickles worth
> PRIVATE C. Murphy
> USS CON
> 1812 MG
> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
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It doesn't hurt when your unit has nearly 600 combined years in the
USMC (probably more since we have grown exponentially this past year)
and another 1-200 in the other sevices as well as serious historians,
PROUD sons of veterans (yours truely among others) and the priveledge
of serving on board an active duty warship. Thank you for the
comments. We do try, we shall continue to improve and we shall always
hold those who serve (served) and those who "go down to the sea" (for
all purposes) in the highest regard.
Highest Regards Sir!