Standing Orders of
The Royal Canadian Regiment
(1935)

The RCR Standing Orders
Appendix 5.

Trooping the South African Banner.

(First occasion February 27th, 1920.)

Battalion in line with Colours, band and Drums in front of the centre of the battalion and facing it at 50 paces.

Cased Banner in front of the left flank of the Battalion in line with the Band, Banner carried by Adjutant, R.S.M. on the right, a C.S.M. on the left.

The RCR Regimental Standing Orders; Appendix 5, Plate I: Trooping the South African Banner.

The RCR Regimental Standing Orders; Appendix 5, Plate I:
Trooping the South African Banner
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Commands by C.O. Commands by Adjutant i/c of Banner Party,
and Banner Party Movements

Battalion Attention

 

Rear Rank 3 paces step back, March.

Rear Rank Right Dress

Banner Party, Attention.

Battalion Slope Arms.

 

March on the Banner.

Slope Arms, Quick March, (Banner marched on at the slope).
Band plays the Regimental March.
Banner Party at the halt, Right Form.
(Takes up Position 3.)

Commanding Officer advances to the Banner and removes case, salutes and resumes position.

Banner is lowered for the uncasing.
Drums play a ruffle.

 

Banner when uncased returned to the carry.
To the Banner, Present Arms.
Slope Arms.
Banner Party, Left Form.
Quick March.
Right Form,
Forward.

(On arrival at Position C.)
At the halt, Right Form.
Banner Party, Slow March.
(Band plays slow march.)

(On passing the Colours.)
Banner party, Eyes Left.

(On arrival at the end of the front rank.)
Left Form, Forward.
Left Form, Forward.

(On passing the Colours.)
Banner party, Eyes Left.

(On arrival at right of rear rank.)
Left Form. Break into quick time, Quick March.
(Band stops playing.)

(Marches to Position B.)
At the halt, Left Form.
Banner Party, Stand at Ease.

Battalion, Order Arms.
Stand at Ease.
Stand Easy.

 

Commanding Officer or other officer gives history of Paardeberg and of Banner.

Battalion, Attention.
Close Ranks, March.
Slope Arms.
Banner Party take post.

 

Banner Party Attention
Banner Party Slope Arms.
Banner Party Quick March.
(Banner marches by reverse flank and takes up position in rear of Colours.)

Battalion marches off.

 

(End of ceremony.)

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