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Interesting me109 picture. 1:1 scale
Posted by knox on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:50 PM

I was looking at a couple of my 109 books, and ran across this picture again.  I always wondered what was going on, but it always makes me smile.  

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 01, 2018 9:56 PM

From the way that the one guy is standing at attention, while everyone else is quite relaxed, it looks like he is reporting something to them in the proper military manner.

 

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Posted by knox on Friday, June 01, 2018 10:02 PM

Stick,  I feel stupid asking this, but is this the expected protocol?

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, June 01, 2018 11:21 PM
Thanks for posting this I'm going to save it and already have a idea for a diorama.

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, June 01, 2018 11:45 PM

The one at attention is also of corporal rank, all the others appear to be officers.

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Posted by Cdn Colin on Saturday, June 02, 2018 4:44 AM

"Corporal, can you explain the smiley face in the middle of this Balkenkreuz?"

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, June 02, 2018 11:47 AM

knox

Stick,  I feel stupid asking this, but is this the expected protocol?

 

Yes, it is. When an enlisted man reports to an officer, he is supposed to be at attention, as shown there. The officer may order him to go to “at ease”, a more relaxed, semi formal position to speak. But they can opt to hear him out as he is there. Ideally, the officers should be not so relaxed themselves. Which kind of leads me to believe that they may be having a little fun with him, putting him on the spot in a feigned serious manner. They do not look upset with him.

Of course I am going off US Army protocol. I did spend a week with the Bundeswehr back in 1984, but my memory of their protocol is very hazy at this point. 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 02, 2018 2:12 PM

What Stik said, should always be at atention when addressing a senior NCO or an Officer. I had the same thoguht as Stik when i saw it. Not sure which Officer the Cpl is addressing, the one standing or the right right against the tail, from his posture, i am thinking the latter.

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Posted by knox on Saturday, June 02, 2018 9:52 PM

stikpusher

 

 
knox

Stick,  I feel stupid asking this, but is this the expected protocol?

 

 

 

Yes, it is. When an enlisted man reports to an officer, he is supposed to be at attention, as shown there. The officer may order him to go to “at ease”, a more relaxed, semi formal position to speak. But they can opt to hear him out as he is there. Ideally, the officers should be not so relaxed themselves. Which kind of leads me to believe that they may be having a little fun with him, putting him on the spot in a feigned serious manner. They do not look upset with him.

Of course I am going off US Army protocol. I did spend a week with the Bundeswehr back in 1984, but my memory of their protocol is very hazy at this point. 

 

Thank you for the information. 

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