The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

AUGUST 1916

APPENDIX 10

SYLLABUS OF TRAINING

DAY.MORNING.AFTERNOON.
Friday 25TH.9 to 10 Bayonet Fighting.
10.15 to 10.50 P.T.
11 to 12 Bombing
2 to 3 Musketry including mechanism of rifle.
Rapid loading, Rapid shooting.
Indication of targets.
3 to 4 Bombing.
Saturday 30TH.9 to 10 Bayonet Fighting.
10.15 to 10.50 P.T.
11 to 12 Co. Drill.
2 to 3 Musketry. Rapid loading, Rapid shooting and indication of targets.
3 to 4 Bombing.
5.15 Map reading, Officers.
Sunday 27TH.Church parade.2 to 3 Bombing.
Monday 28TH.9 to 10 Bayonet Fighting.
10.15 to 10.50 P.T.
11 to 12 Co. drill, movements of small columns and rapid deployment into lines of platoons and Sections in extended order.
2 to 4 Organization of Co. for attack practice (combined with indication of targets and rapid shooting.)
Tuesday 29TH.9 to 10 Bayonet Fighting.
10.15 to 10.50 P.T.
11 to 12 Organization of Co. for attack practice.
2.30 to 4 Bn. drill.
5.15 lecture for Co. Officers in map reading.
Wednesday 30TH.9 to 10 Bayonet Fighting or P.T.
10 to 12 Organization of a Bn. for the assault, and assault practice.
2 to 3 Musketry. Rapid loading, rapid shooting and indication of targets.
3 to 4 Bombing.
5.15 Officers, practical work in writing reports and Field messages.
Thursday 31ST.10 to 12 Route march.2 to 3 Bombing.
3 to 4 Musketry, fire control and indication of targets

For week ending 31ST August, 1916.

All company officers to do P.T., Bayonet fighting and Bombing with their men.

All specialists to be trained under specialist Officers.

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

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