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    I know how the American guys salute but I'm curious about what this Canadian style evolution is.

    Edit: All three services here have a different salute, I'd guess that pipe bands use the army variation?
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    [QUOTE=Jordan;1296775]I know how the American guys salute but I'm curious about what this Canadian style evolution is.

    Edit: All three services here have a different salute, I'd guess that pipe bands use the army variation?[
    After unification of the Canadian Forces in 1968 all branches used the Royal Navy Salute although it was assumed with varying degrees of acceptance for many years, particularly by some militia regiments. Both RCAF and Canadian Army Pipe Bands use that salute. RCMP Pipe Bands use the British Army salute. Google Canadian Military salute to see variations on a theme, sometimes in the same parade. Perhaps with recent changes such as the use of pre unification rank insignia for the army and the renaming the airforce the Royal Canadian Airforce we will see a reverting to the older traditional manner of saluting in Canada. Unlike America, Canadians still pick up their feet and swing their arms whilst parading.
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    [QUOTE=Ordway;1296779]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan View Post
    Google Canadian Military salute to see variations on a theme, sometimes in the same parade.
    Just did and only found a bunch of really oddball sites. Do you have a link?
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    [QUOTE=Father Bill;1296781]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ordway View Post

    Just did and only found a bunch of really oddball sites. Do you have a link?
    Father Bill. I am a luddite and couldn't post a link for love nor money, especially on the I- pad while traveling. Google Royal Canadian Air Force Salute and see the first image including the gentleman taking the salute. Some other links/articles should also appear.
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    Found a few pictures, but they really didn't much answer the question of how the Canadian salute has "evolved" as mentioned earlier in this thread. Perhaps somebody can still help with that. It fascinates me.
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    From what I can see on my quick google. The Canadian salute has the Palm pointing towards the ground (like the American one?) where as UK Army and RAF have the palm facing front (although the hand is positioned differently!) and the Navy has the back of the hand to the front.

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    Navy
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iYn22JOHIFw

    Army
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Znb11Vq8yGY

    Royal Air Force
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RCRljr_NzSs
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    [QUOTE=Ordway;1296779]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan View Post
    I know how the American guys salute but I'm curious about what this Canadian style evolution is.

    Edit: All three services here have a different salute, I'd guess that pipe bands use the army variation?[
    After unification of the Canadian Forces in 1968 all branches used the Royal Navy Salute
    This is true, although the Royal Navy Salute was the salute in use by the RCN (Royal Canadian Navy) and was adopted by the unified armed forces via the RCN rather than directly from the RN.

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    All interesting. Thanks for the links especially.
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    No worries, I knew about the videos because I show them to my cadets to explain how we do it (the right way! RAF) and how other services do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Purely out of interest, OCR. Does a Drum/Pipe Major of an American civilian pipe band give an American style salute or a British army style salute? Or, is up to the individual?
    I've seen both. Usually people with US military, police, or fire service do the American style, while people brought up in the pipe band world do the British style.

    The modern US military salute, by the way, seems to have evolved into something different from what US military people did a couple generations ago. I see it all the time when I'm piping at funerals where there's a current US military Honor Guard.

    The elbow is held low to the side. Here it is

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhXkP2emFII
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