The recent ceremonies at Trenton have been very moving, but I do have a question regarding the officers' remain which have returned home. I noticed all the pall bearers as far as I could see were Sr NCO's. Are pall bearers not nornally one's peers and friends; the one military funeral I attended we certainly acted as such for a deceased fellow officer. And the ceremonies for deceased non commissioned members seemed to reflect their rank in terms of pall bearers. Or in this case were no officers available from his/her Regiment to carry out this task? Perhaps the Kandahar ceremonies are different. I can not recall what happened in Kabul. Any one in the know, how are the pall bearers chosen for the ramp ceremonies; I know if it was a fellow officer and friend in that casket I would want to pay the deceased a final honour and act of friendship, but maybe military tradition dictates otherwise?