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    Need some help form my brother veterans of British military. I was watching a you tube video of the RRS at the castle changing of the guard the commanding officer gave a command in which the platoon responded by holding their rifles at the bottom of the stock and "tucking" the rifle along their side what is this movement called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilted redleg View Post
    Need some help form my brother veterans of British military. I was watching a you tube video of the RRS at the castle changing of the guard the commanding officer gave a command in which the platoon responded by holding their rifles at the bottom of the stock and "tucking" the rifle along their side what is this movement called?
    Sounds like 'Shoulder Arms'.

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    Shoulder Arms with SA80 (Nos 1 - 4) and L1A1 SLR (No's 4 and 5)

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    Looks like with the long traditional rifle (SMLE) the finger(s) hooked in the trigger-guard, or perhaps around the trigger-guard, but with the short bullpup rifle they put their hand under the butt of the stock.

    I think this is called "shoulder arms" here. What is it called in the UK? "Slope arms"?

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    Thanks guys!!! Knew I could count on the rabble for the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo View Post
    Nice Lee Enfield drill showing a Seaman in web gators and belt.

    That "Shoulder arms" position (right side) has been the standard way of carrying rifles in the Canadian forces since the advent of the FN semi/fully automatics circa 1960 (replaced by C7/C8 today). The angle is not straight up-and-down as the rifle is held by the grip. Canadians NEVER "slope arms" on the shoulder and have not done so since they stopped using the Lee Enfield at the same time.

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