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LESSON 3 - SALUTING

A. Instructors Notes

2448. Aim. To teach Saluting at the Halt with a Cane or Whip.

2429. Timings. One 20 minute period.

2450. Method. A basic outdoor or indoor instructional lesson.

2451. Dress and Equipment. Dress No.3 with cane.

2452. Preparation. Select an area on the parade square or any area of hard standing, or indoor
equivalent. Before commencing actual lesson, ensure the squad is left in line in close order.

B. Conduct of the Lesson

Revision

2453. Halting with the cane. Form the squad in a straight line, standing at ease.

Introduction

2454. Explain. Saluting is the same as described in the basic drill chapter, except with the added
movements to enable individuals to transfer the cane to and from the carry.

SALUTING

- at the Halt

XXXX. Demonstrate the complete Salute at the Halt. Explain.

Serial Command Coaching Common Faults


1. Salute to the with the right hand, force the cane under the left armpit,
front... Salute! ferrule to the rear, cane horizontal.
2. Squad Two Observe a regulation pause and cut the right hand to the
side.
3. Squad Three A further pause and salute.

XXXX. As soon as the salute is complete, pause,

Serial Command Coaching Common Faults


1. Squad Steady reach across the body with the right hand, seize the
cane by the head, thumb facing forward.
2. Squad Two Judge a further and final pause, then return the cane to
the position of attention (shoulder).
XXXX. Confirm by practice.

- to the Front and Flanks whilst Marching

XXXX. Demonstrate the complete Salute to the Front and Flank on the March. Explain.

Serial Command Coaching Common Faults


1. Salute to the as the left foot strikes the ground, place the cane under
right/ left... the left arm (carry)
Salute!
2. Squad Two take a check pace with the right foot and as the left foot
strikes the ground again, cut the right hand to the side.

3. Squad Three Take a further check pace then, as the left foot strikes
the ground, salute.

4. Squad Four Hold the salute for six (6) paces, cutting the arm to the
side.
5. Squad Five Take a check pace and seize the cane in the centre with
the right hand.

6. Squad Six Another check pace before cutting the right hand and
cane to the right side.
7. Squad Seven Take a final check pace and swing the arms.

XXXX. Confirm by practice. Explain. Saluting to the front is the same as to the flanks except the
head and eyes remain to the front. Also, all movements are carried out as the left foot strikes the ground.
About Turn

XXXX. On some occasions it may be necessary for a Drill Sergeant to execute an about turn, on the
move. Demonstrate the complete About Turn. Explain. On the command About Turn - One:

Serial Command Coaching Common Faults


1. About Turn on the first movement of the first pivot, bring the cane to
One a perpendicular position in front of the right shoulder,
upper part of the right arm close to the side, forearm
horizontal and in line with the waist belt,

squad Two on the first pace after completing the turn, return the
cane to the trail as the right foot strikes the ground.
Swing the cane when the left foot strikes the ground.

Reporting to an Officer

XXXX. Demonstrate the complete Reporting to an Officer, Salute. Explain. On the command
Salute to the front... Salute!,

Serial Command Coaching Common Faults


1. Salute to the halt.
front... Salute!,
2. Squad Two Place the cane under the left arm (carry),
3. Squad Three cut the right arm to the side,
4. Squad Four salute
5. Squad Five salute again,
6. Squad Six turn about.
7. Squad Seven Step off, as soon as the first left foot pace strikes the
ground seize the cane with the right hand.
8. Squad Eight Take a check pace and cut the cane to the right side
9. Squad Nine take a further check pace then, as the third left foot
pace strikes the ground, swing the arms.

XXXX. Confirm by practice. Practice the squad in all movements, getting them to salute fixed and
moving points. Continually fault check.

Conclusion

XXXX. End of lesson drill.

a. Question from the squad on the lesson, and further practice to confirm.

b. Summary. To include a look forward.