The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

SEPTEMBER 1917

APPENDIX 4

SYLLABUS OF TRAINING.
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
FOR WEEK ENDING 15th SEPT, 1917.

Dates.Regt.Description of Training.Remarks.
1917. Sept. 10th.R.C.R."A" Co.1. One hour each section in its own weapons, the Rifle sections being allotted to the Lewis Gun Section.
2. Bomb Throwing.
3. Physical Training and Bayonet Fighting.
4. Lectures on Cdn. Corps Trench Std. Orders.

1. Bombing Officer will take Rifle Grenadiers and Bombers of one Company daily in the Following order:- "A", "B", "C" and "D", for special training at hours which will not interfere with Co. attack practices.

2. Scout Officer will take Company Scouts and Snipers of one Company daily in order:- "A", "B", "C" and "D", for special training at hours which will not interfere with Co. attack practices.

3. Companies and details will do at least half an hour per day with Gas helmets on.

4. All employed men will parade on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.00 a.m., for instruction under the R.S.M.

5. Battalion and Company conferences will be held at different times to discuss work carried out and work to be carried out.

"B" Co.do; do;
"C" Co.do; do;
"D" Co.do; do;
Sept. 11thR.C.R."A" Co.1. One hour each section in its own weapons, the Rifle sections being allotted to the Lewis Gun Section.
2. Company Drill.
3. Rapid Wiring, and practice in wire cutting.
4. Bayonet Fighting.
5. Writing Messages.
"B" Co.do; do;
"C" Co.do; do;
"D" Co.do; do;
Sept. 12th.R.C.R."A" Co.1. One hour each section in its own weapons, the Rifle section being allotted to the Lewis Gun Section.
2. Fire Control, and Fire Discipline.
3. Platoon in attack, while reminder look on and criticize.
4. Bayonet Fighting.
5. Bomb Throwing.
"B" Co.do; do;
"C" Co.do; do;
"D" Co.do; do;
Sept. 13th.R.C.R."A" Co.1. One hour each Section in its own weapons, the Rifle section being allotted to the Lewis Gun Section.
2. Assault of a Strong Point.
3. Attack of a position, illustrating covering parties, battle patrols and consolidation.
4. Lecture on information & Cd. Corps Trench Standing Orders.
"B" Co.do; do;
"C" Co.do; do;
"D" Co.do; do;
1917. Sept. 14th.R.C.R."A" Co.1. Bomb throwing.
2. Co. in Trench to Trench attack, demonstrating action of all Infantry arms, on principles laid down in S.S.143 for Platoons.
3. Bayonet Fighting.
4. Rapid Wiring, and practice in wire cutting.
"B" Co.do; do;
"C" Co.do; do;
"D" Co.do; do;
Sept. 15th.R.C.R."A" Co.1. Simple tactical Schemes. Raids.
2. Bayonet Fighting.
"B" Co.do; do;
"C" Co.do; do;
"D" Co.do; do;

(signed)
E.C. Snider
Captain.
Adjutant the Royal Canadian Regt.

10-9-17.

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