The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

DECEMBER 1917

APPENDIX 2

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR WEEK ENDING December 8th, 1917.

Date.Description of Training.Remarks.
Dec. 3rd 1917.One hour each section in its own weapons. The Rifle Section being allotted to the Lewis Guns.
One hour extended order drill.
One hour Bayonet Fighting and P.T.
One hour Company Drill.

1. Hours of training 8.30 a.m. - 12.20 p.m.

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

3. Employed men will parade on Monday and Thursdays 10.00 a.m. to 11.20 a.m.

4. On Monday and Thursday afternoons, all officers will report at the Orderly Room at 3.00 p.m. for work on map reading, message writing and tactical schemes.

5. Officers arriving with the battalion since Nov. 1st and all Sergeants parade daily from 2-3 p.m. for instruction under R.S.M.

6. The Lewis Gun Officer and Bombing Officer will take Scouts and Signallers for 1 hrs. instruction as follows:-

1. L.G.O. Mon. & Fri.

2. B.O. Tues. & Thrs.

Dec. 4th 1917."A" and "B" Companies on a small tactical scheme.
"C" and "D" Companies 2 hours each on the ranges.
One hour Bayonet Fighting and P.T.
One hour Company Drill.
Dec. 5th 1917.Route March:- Full Marching Order
RELT - T.14.A.85.45. - T.5.b.30.00. - LIERES - AMES - BELLRY - RELY. Dec. 6th 1917. "C" and "D" Companies on a small tactical scheme.
"A" and "B" Companies 2 hours each on the ranges.
One hour Bayonet Fighting and P.T.
One hour Company Drill.
Dec. 7th 1917.Bayonet Fighting and P.T.
Extended order Drill.
One hour each section in its own weapons.
1 / 2 hour Company Drill.
1 / 2 hour Battalion Drill.
Dec. 8th 1917.Route March:- Full marching order.
RELT - LIGNY - LEZ AIRE - FEBVIN FALFART - FLENCHIN - S.1.b.90.60 - ESTREN BLANCHE - RELY.

(signed)
M.F. Gregg
Lieut.
A/Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment.

30-11-17.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
M 209.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING - SIGNALLERS.

Week Ending 8th Dec. 1917.

MONDAY 3rd Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Physical Training.
Squad Drill.
9.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Gas Drill.
10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Signalling.
TUESDAY 4th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Flag Drill.
Gas Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Signalling.
WEDNESDAY 5th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Physical Training.
Gas and Squad Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Signalling.
THURSDAY 6th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Semaphore.
Gas Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Fullerphones.
FRIDAY 7th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Physical Training.
Flag Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Gas Drill.
Station work.
SATURDAY 8th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Physical Training.
Squad Drill.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Reading tests.

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

1-12-17.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
M . . . .
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING SCOUTS.

Week Ending 8th December 1917.

MONDAY 3rd Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill and P.T.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Lecture. "Reports & Messages".
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.Practical work on Reports.
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.Lecture "Sketching".
12.00 Noon to 12.30 p.m.Gas Helmet Drill.
TUESDAY 4th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Physical Training.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Drill.
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.Lecture "Map Reading"
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.Practical Work in Observation.
12.00 Noon to 12.30 p.m.Reconnaissance (Practical)
WEDNESDAY 5th Dec. 1917.
8.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Range. (Application and Grouping.)
THURSDAY 6th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Lecture "Observation"
10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Practical Work in Observation.
FRIDAY 7th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Reports.
10.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.Reconnaissance (With Sketch and Report.)
SATURDAY 8th Dec. 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Practical work in Reports.
Messages and Sketching.

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

1-12-17.

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