The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

JULY 1917

APPENDIX 11

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.

Companies and Detachments.
TRAINING.

R.C.R.

Enclosed please find Syllabus of Training of this Battalion for the ensuing week.

There will be two tactical exercises per week, in addition, at dates to be notified later.

Companies will submit to the Orderly Room by 2.00 p.m. the 30th inst., schedule of hours of training, in accordance with attached Syllabus.

On completion of the days training Company Commanders will call a conference of Officers and N.C.O's of their Company to discuss work done, with a view of pointing out mistakes and rectifying same, and to arrange work for the next day.

The Regimental Sergt. Major will take two Companies per day for drill etc., etc.

In this connection the following point will be observed:-

1st Company under R.S.M. will have 45 minutes at 11.00 a.m.

2nd Company under R.S.M. will have 45 minutes at 2.00 p.m.

All Officers, with the exception of the Company Commanders, will parade with the Companies.

Company Commanders will superintend.

Sergeant WISE, Regimental Musketry Instructor, will report to Companies to advise in Musketry Instruction, he will always be in charge of Ranges and practices.

The Drill Instructors attached to Companies will report to Companies to assist in instructing DRILL only.

As they are expert in carrying out of Drill, in accordance with Regimental practices, they should be given as free hand as possible.

Reference Syllabus for the 31st instant the following are the hours allotted to Companies for ranges:-

On August 3rd, the following are the hours allotted:-

On order from 1ST Army, each Company will have a short Route march by night with Gas masks on, on one night during the week.

The Regimental Bombing Officer will arrange hours for live bombing and Rifle grenade work.

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

28-7-17.


C.J.W.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING.

SUNDAY - July 29th 1917.

CHURCH PARADE.

MONDAY - July 30th 1917.

"A" Company.

Each section in its own weapons, the Rifle Section being allotted, half to the Lewis Gun Section, and half to the Rifle Grenade section. (one hour)

Physical Training.
Bayonet Fighting.
Close Order Drill.
Gas Helmet Drill, including Bombing with Masks or Box Respirators on (5 minutes).
Instruction in Observation, Information and Description of Targets.

"B" Company.

Each section in its own weapons, the Rifle Section being allotted, half to the Lewis Gun Section, and half to the Rifle Grenade section. (one hour)

Physical Training.
Bayonet Fighting.
Close Order Drill.
Gas Helmet Drill, including Bombing with Masks or Box Respirators on (5 minutes).
Instruction in Observation, Information and Description of Targets.
Route March in afternoon.

"C" Company.

Each section in its own weapons, the Rifle Section being allotted, half to the Lewis Gun Section, and half to the Rifle Grenade section. (one hour)

Physical Training.
Bayonet Fighting.
Ceremonial Drill under S.M. at times to be notified later.
Gas Helmet Drill, including Bombing with Masks or Box Respirators on (5 minutes).
Instruction in Observation, Information and Description of Targets.

"D" Company.

Each section in its own weapons, the Rifle Section being allotted, half to the Lewis Gun Section, and half to the Rifle Grenade section. (one hour)

Physical Training.
Bayonet Fighting.
Ceremonial Drill under S.M. at times to be notified later.
Gas Helmet Drill, including Bombing with Masks or Box Respirators on (5 minutes).
Instruction in Observation, Information and Description of Targets.

(signed)
E.C. Snider,
Captain,
Adjt. The R.C.R.


C.J.W.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING.

TUESDAY - July 31st 1917.

"A" and "B" Companies.

Musketry Practice, at hours to be notified later.

Judging Distances and Description of Targets.

Bomb Throwing.
Bayonet Fighting.
Gas Helmet Drill, including Platoon Drill with Masks or Box Respirators on (5 minutes).

"C" Company.

Musketry Practice, at hours to be notified later.

Judging Distances and Description of Targets.

Close Order Drill.

Bomb Throwing.
Bayonet Fighting.
Gas Helmet Drill, including Platoon Drill with Masks or Box Respirators on (5 minutes).
Route Marching in afternoon.

"D" Company.

Musketry Practice, at hours to be notified later.

Judging Distances and Description of Targets.

Close Order Drill.

Bomb Throwing.
Bayonet Fighting.
Gas Helmet Drill, including Platoon Drill with Masks or Box Respirators on (5 minutes).

SCOUTS, SIGNALLERS, RUNNERS ETC., ETC.

Specialist training.

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

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