NDHQ Chief Warrant Officer
To pass on general information for members of NDHQ and the NCR. Suggestions or questions should be directed to the NDHQ CWO.
Ref: CF Support Unit - Ottawa Standing Orders - Discipline and Dress - Chapter 3
All personnel are reminded of the requirement to salute, when:
- passing the National and Korean War Memorials; and
- the Colours of a unit march directly in front of you (e.g., the Colours of the units taking part in the Ceremonial Guard each summer).
Upcoming Parades / Taskings
11 Nov 2011
National Artillery Memorial, Rideau Falls Park (Sussex Drive) at 1300 hrs
Commendations are not like badges and ribbon devices, they are actual awards and they SHALL NOT be available through clothing stores. It is the same logic as for medals/bars/clasps, only the issuing office can officially issue them.
The Command Commendation should be treated similarly and each authorized command can issue 4 insignia to each recipient.
Only the Honours and Awards office of the authorized commands should be able to order these insignia from the supply system to issue them to their recipients. The commands who are authorized to award Command Commendations are as follows:
- Vice Chief of the Defence Staff;
- Chief of the Maritime Staff;
- Chief of the Land Staff;
- Chief of the Air Staff;
- Chief Military Personnel Command;
- Commander of Canada Command;
- Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command;
- Commander of the Canadian Operational Support Command;
- Commander of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command;
- Deputy Commander NORAD.
Half-Masting of Flags
Wondering why the flag on the Peace Tower is at half-mast, or the rules for half-masting of flags. Information is available from Canadian Heritage.
The Canadian Forces Dress Instructions (A-AD-265-000/AG-001) are available electronically at the DHH site. Also at this location are the A-AD-200-000/AG-00 - Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces and the A-PD-201-000/PT-000 - Canadian Forces Manual of Drill and Ceremonial manuals.
As well, DHH has provided a useful summary of all CANFORGEN messages amending the publication, and minutes of National Defence Clothing & Dress Committee (NDCDC) Meetings.