With the state funeral one is entitled to the 21 gun salute and with the official funeral a 19 gun salute is given.
This is according to Former Minister of National Security Gary Griffith.
There had been some discussion on whether or not the late Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning should a state or official funeral.
In an interview this morning, Griffith sought to explain the difference between the two and whuy Mr Manning deserved an official funeral.
He also explained the protocols that that were involved in flying a flag half-mast.