April 30th, 2008

Целая наука

In the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, British Army, Royal Marines and the Royal Air Force hand salutes are only given when a cover (protection for the head, usually a hat) is worn. Officers of the Royal Navy wearing civilian clothes render a hand salute when hatless; if wearing a hat a salute is rendered by lifting the hat (known as 'doffing') instead. The U.S. Army gives salutes both covered and uncovered. Saluting indoors is forbidden except when formally reporting to a superior officer or during an indoor ceremony.