The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

MAY 1917

APPENDIX 2

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.

Syllabus of Training

From 24th to 29th May, 1917.

Bombers.Lewis Gunners.Rifle Grens.Riflemen.
Thursday, May 24th.
8.30 to 9.30 A.M.Throwing.Drill and Snapshooting.Mills Bombs and Rifle Grenades.Drill and Snapshooting.
9.30 to 10.00 A.M.Platoon Drill.Platoon Drill.Platoon Drill.Platoon Drill.
10.00 to 10.45 A.M.Bombs.Stoppages.Bombs.Bombs.
10.45 to 11.30 A.M.Bayonet Fighting.Grenades.Bayonet Fighting.Trench Clearing.
11.30 to 12.30 A.M.Trench Clearing and Trench Defence with Rifle Grenadiers.Gun Drill and Care of GunTrench Clearing etc. with Bombers.Bayonet Fighting.
Friday, May 25th.
8.30 to 9.30 A.M.Formation Drill and deploying into Line.
9.30 to 10. A.M.Platoon Drill.Platoon Drill.Platoon Drill.Platoon Drill.
10.00 to 11. A.M.Company Drill.Company Drill.Company Drill. Drill.
11.00 to 12.00 A.M.Assault with Rifle Grenadiers and Infantry.Bombers and Infantry.Grenadiers and Bombers.
Saturday, May 26th.
8.30 to 12.20 P.M.Practice in attack with live Rifle Grenades and Bombs at Rifle Range, W.17, Central.
Sunday, May 27th.
Morning.Church parade.
Afternoon.Sports.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.

Syllabus of Training

From 24th to 29th May, 1917.

Bombers.Lewis Gunners.Rifle Grens.Riflemen.
Monday
May 28th, 1917.
8.30 to 12.30 P.M.Explanation by Company Commanders to all ranks re attack. Individual instruction on tapes. Company's formed up in jumping off trenches and in objectives. The whole will be done on Tape Practice trenches.
Wiring parties on Battalion Parade ground under Royal Engineer Instructors.
1.30 to 2.30 P.M.Specialist training and platoon in attack on Battalion Parade Ground.
Wiring parties on Battalion Parade ground under Royal Engineer Instructors.
Tuesday
May 29th, 1917.
8.30 to 12.30 P.M.Battalion in attack.
Wiring parties on Battalion Parade ground under Royal Engineer Instructors.
1.30 to 2.30 P.M.Specialist training and platoon in attack.
Wiring parties on Battalion Parade ground under Royal Engineer Instructors.

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

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