The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

MARCH 1917

APPENDIX 1

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.

Syllabus of Training.

From 1st to 2nd March, 1917.

BombersLewis GunsRifle Grens.Riflemen.
Thursday, 1st March.
9.00 to 10.30 A.M.Assault ---- Wire not effectively cut ---- one or two entrances only.
10.30 to 11.00 A.M.Physical Training.Physical Training.Physical Training.Physical Training.
11.00 to 12.00 Noon.Platoon formed up as a Supporting Platoon.
2.00 to 3.00 P.M.Two Platoons in Assault. "A" Platoon held up. "B" Platoon effects trench movement to flank.
Friday, 2nd. March.
9.00 to 10.30 A.M.Clearing a Communication Trench. - Bombers, Rifle Grenadiers, Lewis Guns and Riflemen.
10.00 to 11.00 A.M.Advance through Crater.
11.00 to 12.00 Noon.Trench held for Defence after Assault.
2.00 to 4.00 P.M.Company Assault ---- Two Platoon Frontage ---- encountering obstacles and requiring support.

The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

MARCH 1917

APPENDIX 2

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.

Syllabus of Training.

From 3rd. March, 1917 - 10th March, 1917.

Saturday 3rd. March.
9.00 to 10.00 A.M.Company Drill.
10.00 to 10.30 A.M.Physical Training.
10.30 to 12.00 Noon.Company in Assault - Strong point encountered.
Sunday 4th. March.
Morning.Church Parade.
Afternoon.Sports, Inter Company - "Football, baseball, etc."
Monday 5th. March.
9.00 to 10.00 A.M.Company Drill.
10.00 to 10.30 A.M.Physical Training.
10.30 to 12.00 Noon.Company Attack - One Platoon Frontage & encountering obstacles and requiring support.
2.00 to 4.00 P.M.Two Company Attack - One Company held up, other Company effects flank movement.
Tuesday 6th. March.
9.00 to 10.00 A.M.Battalion parade under R.S.M.
10.00 to 12.00 Noon. Rapid loading and clearing of trenches.
2.00 to 4.00 P.M.Inspection of Steel Helmets, Smoke Helmets, Steel helmets, Respirators, Identity discs, Ammunition, etc.
Wednesday 7th. March.
9.00 to 12.00 Noon. Company Assault with Artillery barrage (shown by flags). Wire not effectively cut - one or two entrances only - Counter attack when consolidating.
2.00 to 3.30 P.M. Company formed up as a supporting Company.
3.30 to 3.30 P.M.Company Drill.
Thursday 8th. March.
9.00 to 10.00 A.M.Battalion Drill.
10.00 to 12.00 Noon.Battalion in Attack with Artillery Barrage. (shown by flags) Strong point encountered.
2.00 to 4.00 P.M.Battalion in Attack with Artillery Barrage. (shown by flags) Fire encountered.
Friday 9th. March.
9.00 to 10.00 A.M.Battalion Drill.
10.00 to 12.00 Noon.Battalion in Attack with Artillery Barrage. (shown by flags).
2.00 to 3.30 P.M. Battalion in Attack with Artillery Barrage. (shown by flags) Wire uncut but entry effected on flank and centre.
3.30 to 4.00 P.M.Ceremonial Drill.
Saturday 10th. March.
9.00 to 10.00 A.M.Battalion Drill.
10.00 to 12.00 Noon.Battalion in Attack with Artillery Barrage. (shown by flags). Wire uncut but entry effected in centre and flank.
2.00 to 4.00 P.M.Battalion Counter Attacking Trench after enemy has effected entry.

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