No Legion Co-ordination on Policy between Branches

I thought I’d post this very interesting article on the wearing of Sikh headdress in legions. I too thought this issue had been done and dusty in the 1980’s. However, I saw the video from the event at the Tignish legion branch. I have to say the customers in attendance probably have never heard of legion by-laws, or indeed read the legion hand book. Its a long article and can be accessed at the link below, its a very interesting read.

I thought the Sikh headdress was covered YEARS ago Here is a Sikh Veteran photo with REAL Medals Probably more than the Tignish Fools

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 9, 2017. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

c. Legion Dress – Headdress. It is not normal practice for headdress to be worn indoors with the exception of the Sergeant-at-Arms, Colour Bearer(s), members of the Ladies Auxiliary, by members whose religious doctrine or customs require that the head be covered and by Officers presiding at official functions, such as Installations and may also include those who are being installed. Some units, Branches, Zones, Districts and Commands have developed a tradition to wear headdress during opening and closing ceremonies. Although unusual, such traditions are not discouraged by the Royal Canadian Legion. Where employed, these practices will be at the call of the Senior Officiating Officer…

God Bless and keep reading


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Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to No Legion Co-ordination on Policy between Branches

  1. Ira M Peters says:

    These rules have been around indeed since the eighties, what handbook are the Executives receiving this change from? This why the Legion has Zone, District, Provincial and Dominion meetings. Read the manuals!!!!

  2. irishroverpei says:

    It’s really incredible they can’t get their act together

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