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FM 22 Ch. 10

CHAPTER 10
Ceremonies

"A ceremonial Parade, impeccably performed, can never fail to be a source of inspiration to those who watch it or take part in it. It is the noblest and proudest form of drill. Based on the 'blunt whetstone' of drill instruction to recruits it was for many hundreds of years the foundation of battle discipline in all Armies . . .

"Today once the elements of discipline have been instilled through drill on the Parade square, it develops, naturally, into various forms of crew drill, gun drill, and battle drill but the aim of discipline remains unchanged. This aim is the conquest of fear. Drill helps to achieve this because when it is carried out men tend to lose their individuality and are unified into a group under obedience to orders.

"If men are to give their best in war they must be united. Discipline seeks through drill to instill into all ranks this sense of unity, by requiring them to obey orders as one man. A Ceremonial Parade, moreover, provides an occasion for men to express pride in their performance, pride in the Regiment or Corps and pride in the profession of Arms."

General Sir Harold Alexander, Ceremonial For
the Army Ministry for Defense, Army Department,
November 1968


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CONTENTS

Section I - REVIEWS
10-1. General
10-2. Types of Reviews
10-3. Sequence of Events and Individual Actions
10-4.Review with Decorations, Awards, and Individ. Retirement (Seq. of Events)
10-5. Review with Change of Command, Activation or Inactivation (Seq. of Events)
10-6. Review with Retreat (Sequence of Events)
10-7. Special Review

Section II - PARADES
10-8. General
10-9. Preparation
10-10. Ceremonial Battalion Parade
10-11. Ceremonial Regimental Parade
10-12. Street Parades

Section III - HONOR GUARDS
10-13. General
10-14. Sequence of Events and Individual Actions
10-15. Honor Cordon Ceremonies

Section IV - COMMAND RETREAT
10-16. General
10-17. Meaning
10-18. Sequence of Events

Section V - COMMAND REVEILLE
10-19. General
10-20. Meaning
10-21. Sequence of Events

Section VI - RETREAT
10-22. General
10-23. Meaning
10-24. Sequence of Events

Section VII - REVEILLE
10-25. General
10-26. Meaning
10-27. Sequence of Events

Section VIII - FUNERALS
10-28. General
10-29. Types of Funerals
10-30. Funeral with Chapel Service
10-31. Graveside Service
10-32. Cremated Remains
10-33. Ceremony Before Shipment of Remains
10-34. Cannon Salute
10-35. Funerals Off Post
10-36. Participation of Aviation
10-37. Participation of Fraternal or Patriotic Organizations
10-38. Duties of the Chaplain
10-39. Preliminary Arrangements
10-40. Floral Tributes
10-41. Rules for Ceremonial Firing

Section IX - COLORS
10-42. General
10-43. The Color and Colors
10-44. Salutes
10-45. Color Guard
10-46. Receiving or Dismissing the Color by the Color Guard
10-47. Casing and Uncasing the Colors
10-48. Receiving or Dismissing the Colors by Color Company
10-49. Posting and Retiring the Colors
10-50. Movement of Three-Cadet Color Guard to the Rear
10-51. Movement of Four-Cadet Color Guard to the Rear
10-52. Movement of Five-Cadet Color Guard to the Rear
10-53. Movement of Six-Cadet Color Guard to the Rear
10-54. Position of the Color at the Order
10-55. Position of the Color at the Carry
10-56. Position of the Color at the Parade Rest
10-57. Position of the Organizational Color at Color Salute

Section X - SALUTE BATTERY

10-58. General
10-59. Preparation
10-60. Sequence of Events and Individual Actions

Section XI - CIVILIAN PARTICIPATION IN MILITARY CEREMONIES
10-61. General
10-62. Purpose
10-63. Types of Ceremonies
10-64. Civilians Presenting Awards
10-65. Civilians Receiving Awards
10-66. Reviews in Honor of Civilians