On the Command:
|Saluting to the front||To the front||Salute|
The right hand is to be brought smartly, with a semi-circular motion, to the side of the head. The palm of the hand is to be to the front with the thumb and fingers fully extended and held closely together. The fore-finger is to be placed 2cms (1 in) behind and to the right of the eye. The wrist is to be straight and the elbow in line and square with the right shoulder.
After a pause equal to 2 paces in quick time, the right arm is to be brought smartly down to the side of the body by the shortest route, resuming the position of attention, without striking the thigh.