Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Heritage and Traditions

  1. Can a person outside of the military chain-of-command receive a military gun salute?
  2. Can my section, NDHQ directorate, etc., have an authorized badge?
  3. Can the National Flag be dipped on parade?
  4. Can the UN Flag be used to drape a casket or can a UN beret be placed on a casket?
  5. Do I have to have my medals court-mounted?
  6. How is the Canadian flag folded during a funeral ceremony?
  7. I received a foreign award. May I wear it on my uniform?
  8. I served in the Gulf and Kuwait War. May I wear my Saudi Arabian medal as well as my Canadian Gulf and Kuwait Medal?
  9. May I wear a relative's medals?
  10. What are the origins of the Christmas dinner?
  11. Where can I get a copy of a change-of-command certificate?
  12. Who can get a battle honour and can one be given outside of a war zone?


How is the Canadian flag folded during a funeral ceremony?


The flag should be held taut in an outstretched manner. Although the preferred and easier way of folding the flag is done with eight persons, the same process can be accomplished with 6 persons should a formal flag-folding be ceremony required. Select the following link outlining the complete instructions including an illustration. Process for the Ceremonial Folding of the National Flag of Canada