A respectful way to honour the deceased.
If the deceased was a member of the Defence or Emergency Services, community organisation or club, the members attending the service may wish to form a guard of honour, as a mark of respect. This can be performed either when the coffin is brought into the service or on departure.
It is also acceptable to ask all guests at the service to form a guard of honour, either side of the hearse, as it leaves the service.
The funeral directors and person conducting the service will have to be informed, so they can ensure all involved are aware of the requirements, and give clear directions on the day so the organisation runs smoothly.