The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

NOVEMBER 1917

APPENDIX 9

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR WEEK ENDING December 1st 1917.

(signed)
R.M. Millett
Lieut.
A/Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING - SIGNALLERS

Week ending Dec. 1st 1917.

Date. Description of Training. Remarks. (Time and place of any training carried out as a Battalion exercise.)
Nov. 26th 1917. One hour each section in its own weapons. The Rifle Sections being allotted to the L.G. Section.
Bayonet Fighting and P.T.
Lecture on Cdn. Corps Trench Standing Orders.
Bomb Throwing.

Hours of Training from 8:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Companies and Details will carry out 15 minutes S.B.R. Drill daily.

All employed men will parade on Mondays and Thursdays from 10.00 a.m. To 11.20 a.m. for instruction under R.S.M.

Bomb. Officer will take R.G's and Bmrs. of at least one Co. daily in following order "A" "B" "C" "D".

L.G. Offr. Will supervise training of L.G's and arrange for continuity of training during rest. All Lance Corporals and Corporals will parade for instruction under R.S.M. From 8.30 to 9.30 a.m. Daily (Instructors excepted.)

Nov. 27th 1917. One hour each section in its own weapons. The Rifle Sections being allotted to the L.G. Section.
Company Drill.
Lecture on Information, Reports, Message Writing and Map Reading.
Bayonet Fighting.
Bomb Throwing.
Nov. 28th 1917. One hour each section in its own weapons. The Rifle Sections being allotted to the L.G. Section.
Fire control and Fire Discipline particular attention being paid to rapid loading.
Bayonet Fighting.
Bomb Throwing. (Bombers P.T.)
Company Drill.
Nov. 29th 1917. One hour each section in its own weapons. The Rifle Sections being allotted to the L.G. Section.
Company Drill under R.S.M. for one hour "A" and "B" Cos.
Lecture on Cdn. Corps Trench Standing Orders.
Bayonet Fighting.
Bomb Throwing. (Bombers P.T.)
Nov. 30th 1917. One hour each section in its own weapons. The Rifle Sections being allotted to the L.G. Section.
Company Drill under R.S.M. for one hour "C" and "D" Cos.
Bomb Throwing and P.T.
Bayonet Fighting.
Fire control and Fire Discipline particular attention being paid to rapid loading.
Dec. 1st 1917. Route Marches (Company)
Route:- RELY-ESTREE BLANCHE
M.22.a.60.30.
M.17.d.05.30.
N.32.b.00.40.
RELY
Parade Sheet 36 B. T.8.a.N.E.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING - SIGNALLERS.

Week ending Dec. 1st 1917.

MONDAY, 26-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Gas Drill.
Physical Training.
Squad Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Signalling.
TUESDAY, 27-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Flag Drill.
Gas Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Signalling.
WEDNESDAY, 28-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Gas Drill.
Squad Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Signalling.
THURSDAY, 29-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Gas Drill.
Squad Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Signalling.
FRIDAY, 30-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Physical Training.
Squad Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Signalling.
SATURDAY, 1-12-17.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Route March.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

(signed)
R.M. Millett
Lieut.
A/Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING - SCOUTS.

Week ending Dec. 1st 1917.

MONDAY, 26-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Physical Training.
9.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon. Review Map Reading.
Reports, Sketching.
12.00 Noon to 12.30 a.m. Box Respirator Drill.
TUESDAY, 27-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Physical Training.
9.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon. Semaphore Signalling.
Compass Reports.
12.00 Noon to 12.30 a.m. Box Respirator Drill.
WEDNESDAY, 28-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Physical Training.
9.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon. Practical Scheme.
Observation.
12.00 Noon to 12.30 a.m. Close Order Drill.
THURSDAY, 29-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Physical Training.
9.00 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. Reconnaissance.
Reports, Sketching.
S.B.R. Drill.
FRIDAY, 30-11-17.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. Physical Training.
9.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon. Close Order Drill.
12.00 Noon to 12.30 a.m. Marching on Compass Bearings.
Practical work with Sniping and Observation.
S.B.R. Drill.
SATURDAY, 1-12-17.
8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Route March.
RELY - ESTREE BLANCHE
M.22.a.60.00.
M.17.d.05.30.
N.32.b.00.40.
RELY
Parade Sheet 36.B. T.a. N.E.

(signed)
R.M. Millett
Lieut.
A/Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment

24-11-17.

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