Salutes




 
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June 1st, 2004  
JaegerWolf08
 
 

Topic: Salutes


How do other countries salute?

American-palm level, angled slighty downward, middle finger at tip of eyebrow, sharp and crisp.
June 1st, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Same here
June 1st, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Same here too.
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June 1st, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
Same. We have our upper arm parallel to the ground, though.
June 1st, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Almost never do.....
June 1st, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
Are we speaking strictly military salutes? The BSA does that funny 2 finger salute.
June 1st, 2004  
I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S
 
I have heard that the french salute with the back of their hand to their forhead and their hand facing upwards... is this true
June 1st, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
As much as i know,yes

cuz this picture is too big il post a URL,here you can see how french para,and how navy salutes

http://www.c7f.navy.mil/news/2002/3/...te%20-%20h.jpg
June 1st, 2004  
Nero
 
Well, the British do it similar to Americans, but with their palm outwards... well they did, I don't know if they still do.
June 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
At Ft. Knox there was this I believe Sudanese kid in my company (he had the tribal scars on his forehead and everything), and when the DSs were teaching us how to salute, one of them asked if anyone knew how to do it, and this kid jumped up and rendered the most gosh awful salute I've ever seen in my life (at least by American standards):

-palm outward, index finger on right corner right eyebrow
-feet at about a 60 degree angle and knees slightly cocked out
-back slightly bowed

Drill Sergeant B***** looked like he was about to mess himself, he was actually speechless for a good five seconds.

So I don't know if that is a Sudanese thing or just a goof up, but he sure seemed to think he knew what he was doing.