29 June 2024

Armed Forces Day

How to #SaluteOurForces like the British military

Longest or shortest way up? Palm facing down or out? You may not know it, but there are traditions and rules behind every British military salute.

We’ve made some short videos to show you how to get it right in the styles of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force – so you can take your pick!

The Royal Navy salutes with hand facing down:

But the British Army and Royal Air Force salute with palms out:

What method will you choose when you send your image in to #SaluteOurForces?

If you want to submit a photo or video saluting the hard work and dedication of our servicemen and women across the globe, you can send it in several ways. Tweet@ArmedForcesDay using #SaluteOurForces. Comment on one of our Facebook posts. Or email us at armedforcesdayuk@gmail.com.