The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

JULY 1916

APPENDIX 1

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT

Syllabus of Training

For week commencing 3.7.16

Monday 3RD.9 a.m. to 12 NoonOfficers and N.C.O's under Guards Instructors.
(a) Recruits.9. a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Squad and arm drill.
11 a.m. to 12 NoonFire discipline and fire control.
2. p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Squad and arm drill.
3.30 p.m. to 4. p.m.Lecture by Instructors on trench discipline and what is required of a soldier in the trenches.
(b) Trained Soldiers.11. a.m. to 12 NoonCo. parades under Co. Commanders. Lecture on trench discipline.
2. p.m. to 3. p.m.Company parades for drill under Company Commanders.
Tuesday 4TH.(a) Recruits.9. a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Co. Drill under Guards Instructors.
11 a.m. to 11.20 a.m.Lecture Trench duties and trench discipline
11.20 a.m. to 12 NoonCo. Drill under Guards Instructors.
(b) Trained Soldiers.9. a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Company drill.
11 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.Lectures by Platoon Officers. Trench duties. Questions and answers.
2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Battalion Parade.
Wednesday 5TH.(a) Recruits.9. a.m. to 9.45 a.m.Fire discipline. Indication of targets, rapid loading.
9.45 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Paying compliments.
11 a.m. to 12 NoonCo. Drill under Guards Instructors.
(b) Trained Soldiers.10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Co. drill, rapid loading.
2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Battalion Parade.
Thursday 6TH.(a) Recruits.9. a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Extended order drill, rapid loading.
11 a.m. to 12 NoonCompany drill.
2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Company drill.
(b) Trained Soldiers.10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Extended order, rapid loading.
(c) Recruits and Trained Soldiers.2. p.m. to 2.30 p.m.Gas Helmet drill.
Friday 7TH.(a) Recruits.9. a.m. to 10. a.m.Musketry exercises. Rapid loading.
10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Gas Helmet drill.
11 a.m. to 12 NoonCompany drill.
(b) Trained Soldiers.10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Saluting and Paying Compliments
(c) Recruits and Trained Soldiers.2. p.m. to 2.30 p.m.Battalion Parade.

(signed)

C.H. Hill
Lieut. Colonel.
Commanding The Royal Canadian Regiment


THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT

Syllabus of Training

20th July, 1916. 20th to 29th July, 1916.

21st.10.15 a.m. Examination of N.C.O's class for promotion.
Recruits and awkward Soldiers.
10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.Physical Training.
11.15 a.m. to 12 NoonBayonet Fighting.
2.20 p.m. to 3. p.m.Bayonet Fighting.
3. p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Physical Training.
22nd.10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.Physical Training.
11.15 a.m. to 12 NoonBayonet Fighting.
Half Holiday
23rd.Move to STEENVOORDE
24th.Company parades.
25th.Physical Training and Bayonet Fighting under Company arrangements.
26th.Physical Training and Bayonet Fighting under Company arrangements.
27th.10. a.m. to 12 NoonPhysical Training and Bayonet Fighting.
2. p.m. to 4. p.m.Battalion in Attack.
28th.10. a.m. to 12 NoonPhysical Training and Bayonet Fighting.
2. p.m. to 4. p.m.Battalion in Attack.
29th.Battalion in Attack.Half Holiday.
Specialists work each day under their own Officers and N.C.O's.

(signed)
E.C. Snider
Lieut.
A/Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment.

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