The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

OCTOBER 1917

APPENDIX 7

SYLLABUS OF TRAINING
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT

October 19th

"A", "B", "C" & "D" Cos. 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

1.     Lewis gunners report to Lieut. ISBESTOR at "B" Co. H.Q. at 8.30 a.m. for Specialist Training, Sections will be sent complete plus two additional men.

2.     Rifle grenadiers report to Lieut. ALLENBACK at "C" Co. H.Q. at 8.30 a.m. for Specialist Training, Sections will be sent complete plus two additional men.

3.     All Company Scouts, 2 Company Runners and 5 H.Q runners report to Lieut. BARKER at 8.30 a.m. For instructions in Map reading, Compass work, etc.

4.     Rifle Section, Bombers.

8.30 to 9.15 a.m.Bayonet Fighting
9.15 to 10.15 a.m.Musketry, Paying particular attention to Rapid Firing.
10.15 to 10.30 a.m.Gas Drill.
10.30 to 11.30 a.m.Musketry.
11.30 to 12.30 p.m.Rifle exercises.

5.     Signallers

8.30 to 9.00 a.m.Physical Training.
9.00 to 10.30 a.m.Specialist Training.
10.30 to 10.45 a.m.Gas Drill.
11.00 to 12.30 a.m.Specialist Training.

October 20th

"A", "B", "C" & "D" Cos. 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Lewis Gunners - as above.

Rifle Grenadiers - as above.

Scouts and Signallers - as above.

Rifle men and Bombers.

1. Musketry. Attention given to rapid loading.
2. Short lecture on Canadian Corps Trench Standing Orders.
3. Lectures, Map reading, Message writing and passing, etc.
4. Rifles Exercises

In addition to the above all men will do 1 / 2 hour Bayonet Fighting and at least 15 minutes Gas Drill.

October 21st

"A", "B", "C" & "D" Cos. 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Physical Drill, Gas Helmet Drill, Musketry, Route March, full arching order, at least 2 hours.

October 22nd

"A", "B", "C" & "D" Cos. 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Same as 20th inst. syllabus.

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