Remembrance Day | 14. Remove headdress


A-PD-201-000/PT-000 The Canadian Armed Forces Manual of Drill and Ceremonial, Chapter 2, Paragraphs 22, and 23

  1. The order to remove headdress is customarily given on such occasions as outdoor church parades, during the consecration of Colours and whenever it is desirable to honour a dignitary by giving three cheers.
  2. When ordered, all ranks on parade shall remove their headdress with the exception of:
    1. adherents of faiths for whom this is not permitted or acceptable;
    2. musicians when on parade with instruments; and
    3. when ordered in connection with a religious event, it is optional for members to remove or retain their headdress in accordance with their belief.

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