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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2017, 15:00:24 »
A former NDHQ CWO once commented that parades on Ottawa would be easy if he could just fill the ranks with Majors.
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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2017, 15:21:49 »
A long time for the Guard to be at "The Present". Are they using the old WW2 Rifle? The Band Master did a left about turn. Is that what their drill is? Great video and music. Thanks for posting the links.

The rifle is the Karbiner 98k which was the standard WW2 infantry rifle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karabiner_98k/

I note the Wiki article says that they de-nazified the rifles by removing the eagle and swastika stampings that any might have had.

Not sure about the drill but I understand it follows the old Prussian army drills which themselves, for the most part, remained largely unchanged throughout WW2 and into the present (except maybe the stechschritt [improperly called the goose step in English] which has disappeared except perhaps a small residual first step when stepping off)

The left-about turn seems to be standard. I note that the makeup of the band (initial detachment of fife and drum followed by a brass band detachment - not to mention the movements of the drum major and the schellenbaum standard all typically reach back to Prussia.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schellenbaum

If you want to see the Prussian military tradition in full swing go to the Youtube site and search for the annual Ejercito de Chile parada militar. The 2017 one is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5CNuJnBIBc

I think that for a sharp looking honor guard, you'd be hard pressed to beat the PLA's Beijing Capitol Garrison Honor Guard battalion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty-ZeA7_EYs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_Capital_Garrison_Honor_Guard_Battalion

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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2017, 15:42:36 »
The PLA were mentioned in another thread.  I thought they were a thing of beauty to watch in motion, still do.  Someone said these soldiers were hand picked just for this task and it was their primary function while in service.  Nevertheless the amount of work they put into the seven Ps cannot be faulted or the end product.

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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2017, 17:50:00 »
The PLA were mentioned in another thread.  I thought they were a thing of beauty to watch in motion, still do.  Someone said these soldiers were hand picked just for this task and it was their primary function while in service.  Nevertheless the amount of work they put into the seven Ps cannot be faulted or the end product.
Hand picked for sure. Everyone on parade there are likely within a millimetre of 6 ft and within an ounce of 190 lbs.

Lovely what you can get with a billion people and no HR guidelines.  ;D

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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2017, 19:11:55 »
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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2017, 21:29:50 »
I've always liked the look of the German Armed Forces Wachbataillon (Guard Battalion) which is used for numerous ceremonial occasions has a number of companies but always parades with a band, colour guard and a small company each of army, air force and navy personnel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROuBL0ahXRQ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachbataillon

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Looks really great, but even the Jordanian Army knows that to be a great marching band it has to have a Pipe and Drum section:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWXWMwam1uM

Even better if it has female Pipers/Drummers.
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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2017, 21:37:49 »
Looks really great, but even the Jordanian Army knows that to be a great marching band it has to have a Pipe and Drum section:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWXWMwam1uM

Even better if it has female Pipers/Drummers.

It has always been an incomprehensible conundrum that notwithstanding my Prussian DNA (and therefore a genetic love of beer, brotchen and bockwurst) that I like to listen to a good pipe band, joined a highland infantry battalion, wore a kilt and married a Scot.  ;D

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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2017, 12:25:07 »
That is entirely comprehensible... you just have exceedingly good taste :-)

Have you ever noticed that all the nice things in the world begin with 'B'... beer, bagpipes, boats...

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Re: Coat of Many Colours Parades gone?
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2017, 12:30:16 »
. . .  wore a kilt and married a Scot.  ;D


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