The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

MAY 1917

APPENDIX 6

PLATOON TRAINING 7 DAYS.

"A" Co."B" Co."C" Co."D" Co.
1st hour.Platoon Drill.Specialist Training.Platoon Drill. Organization for attack.Specialist Training.
2nd hour.Specialist Training.Platoon Drill.Specialist Training.10 min. Gas.
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
3rd hour.Platoon Drill. Organization for attack.Specialist Training.10 min. Gas Drill
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
Platoon Drill.
4th hour.10 min. Gas Drill.
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
Platoon Drill. Organization for attack.Platoon Drill.Specialist Training.
5th hour.Specialist Training.10 min. Gas Drill
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
Specialist Training.Platoon Drill. Organization for attack.

COMPANY TRAINING 6 DAYS.

"A" Co."B" Co."C" Co."D" Co.
1st hour.Platoon Drill.Specialist Training.Company Drill. Organization for attack.Specialist Training.
2nd hour.Specialist Training.Platoon Drill.Specialist Training.10 min. Gas.
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
3rd hour.Company Drill. Organization for attack.Specialist Training.10 min. Gas Drill.
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
Platoon Drill.
4th hour.10 min. Gas Drill.
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
Company Drill. Organization for attack.Platoon Drill.Specialist Training.
5th hour.Specialist Training.10 min. Gas Drill.
20 min Lecture.
30 min. Musketry.
Specialist Training.Company Drill. Organization for attack.

BATTALION TRAINING 5 DAYS.

1st DAY.

1st, 2nd and 3rd hours.
Battalion Drill and assuming Artillery formations.
4th and 5th hours.
Specialist Training and Drill.

2nd. DAY.

1st, 2nd and 3rd hours.
Battalion Drill.
Battalion in Attack.
Extended Order formation.
4th and 5th hours.
Specialist Training and Drill.

3rd. DAY.

Advanced Guards and Outpost Schemes.

4th. DAY.

1st, 2nd and 3rd hours.
Small prepared schemes of attack.
4th and 5th hours.
Route march.

5th. DAY.

Prepared Schemes of attack, lunches carried.

Each branch of the training will be progressive and be carried out according to a Syllabus prepared by the Specialist Officer of that branch.

1. Training of Snipers on range.

2. Training of Bombers and Rifle grenadiers in live throwing.

3. Training of all men on a rifle range.

4. Firing of Lewis Guns on a range.

5. Training of Scouts in Map Reading, Observation, Reporting, etc.

6. Signallers will be trained under the Signalling Officer.

7. The Medical Officer will train Stretcher Bearers.

8. All Officers will have revolver practice on the range.

9. Runners will receive special instruction in methods of transmitting messages from Signalling Officer, and in Map Reading from Scout Officer.

The subject of the lecture Will be given out each day and a wide and comprehensive range of subjects will be prepared.

Follow The Regimental Rogue on facebook.