The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

JANUARY 1917

APPENDIX 3

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT

Syllabus of Training

For period ending 28th January, 1917

(SGD) C.R.E. WILLETS, Major.
Commanding The Royal Canadian Regiment.

Wednesday,
24th Jan.
Inspection of feet by Medical Officer.
Cleaning Up. Inspection of ammunition, Clothing, Gas helmets, etc.
Men Bathing.
Thursday,
25th Jan.
9 - 9.45 a.m. Physical Training.
10 - 10.45 a.m. Rifle Exercises.
11 - 12 Noon Platoon Drill.
2 - 2.45 p.m. Bayonet Exercise.
3 - 4. p.m. Bomb throwing (dummy).
Friday,
26th Jan.
9 - 9.45 a.m. Physical Training.
10 - 10.45 a.m. Platoon Drill.
11 - 12 Noon Bayonet Fighting.
2 - 2.45 p.m. Musketry (Rapid Firing).
3 - 4. p.m. Extended Order Drill.
Saturday,
27th Jan.
9 - 9.45 a.m. Physical Training.
10 - 10.45 a.m. Rifle Exercise.
11 - 12 Noon Bomb throwing (dummy).
2 - 2.45 p.m. Company Order Drill.
3 - 4. p.m. New Organization of Platoons.
Sunday,
28th Jan.
9.30 - 10.30 a.m. Divine Service.
11 a.m. - 12 Noon Lecture by Co. Commanders in Trench Duties. Particular attention being paid to trench discipline, move into trenches.
Afternoon
The question of New Platoon Organization is being worked out as far as possible during this tour out in Divisional Reserve.

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