The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

DECEMBER 1917

APPENDIX 4

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR WEEK ENDING December 15th 1917.

Date.Description of Training.Remarks.
Dec. 10th 1917.

"A" Coy.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
2 hours on rifle range.
1 hour Company drill.

"B" Coy.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
2 hours on rifle range.
1 hour Company drill.

"C" Coy.
Small tactical scheme 2 hrs.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
1 hour preliminary musketry.

"D" Coy.
Small tactical scheme 2 hrs.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
1 hour preliminary musketry.

1. Hours of training 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

2. 15 min. S.B.R. Drill will be carried out daily.

3. All employed men will parade on Wed. and Sat., from 10.00 a.m. [to] 11.30.a.m.

4. All officers will attend a lecture in the schoolroom on Mon. & Thurs. afternoons from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

5. Four men per Coy. will be under a C.R.E. instructor for wiring 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. daily.

6. The schoolrooms are to be used for lecture purposes as per syllabus in Daily Orders.

Dec. 11th 1917.Musketry on Brigade range.
"A" and "B" Coys. 7.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
"C" and "D" Coys. 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
H.Q. Coy. 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Dec. 12th 1917.Route March:- Full marching order.
RELY - T.14.a.85.45 - T.5.b.30.00 - LEDRES - AMES - BELIRY - RELY
Dec. 13th 1917.

"A" Coy.
Small tactical scheme 2 hrs.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
1 hour preliminary musketry.

"B" Coy.
Small tactical scheme 2 hrs.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
1 hour preliminary musketry.

"C" Coy.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
2 hours on rifle range.
1 hour Company drill.

"D" Coy.
1 hour each section in its own weapons.
2 hours on rifle range.
1 hour Company drill.

Dec. 14th 1917.

"A", "B", "C" and "D" Coys.
One hour each Section in its own weapons.
One hour bayonet fighting and P.T.
1 / 2 hour Coy. Drill.
1 / 2 hour Battalion Drill.

6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Night Schemes.

Dec. 15th 1917.

Route march:- Full marching order.

Route: RELY - LIGNY - LEZ AIRE - FEBVIN FALFART - FLENCHIN - S.1.b.90.00 - ESTREM BLANCHE - RELY

The B.O. and L.G.O. will arrange direct with Company Commanders each day the details of the following day's syllabus.

7-12-17.

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

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING.

SIGNALLERS.

Week ending December 15th 1917.

Monday Dec 10th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Gas Drill and P.T.
9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Lewis Gun.
10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Flag Drill and Semaphore.
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Lucas Lamp.
Tuesday Dec 11th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Gas Drill and P.T.
9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Bombing.
10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Station work in the Field.
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Station work in the Field.
Wednesday Dec 12th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Route March.
Thursday Dec 13th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Gas Drill and P.T.v
9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Bombing.
10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Flag Drill and Semaphore.
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Lucas Lamp.
Friday Dec 14th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Gas Drill and P.T.
9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.Lewis Gun.
10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Lewis Gun.
10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Platoon work in the Field.
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Platoon work in the Field.
Saturday Dec 15th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Route March.

6-12-17.

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

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING - SCOUTS AND RUNNERS.

Week ending December 15th 1917.

Monday Dec 10th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Lecture "Map Reading".
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Practical work with map.
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.Compass.
Tuesday Dec 11th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Lecture "Use of Scouts in Trench Warfare".
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Reports and messages.
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.
12.00 noon to 12.30 p.m.Drill with gas helmet.
Wednesday Dec 12th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Route March.
Thursday Dec 13th 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 11.30 a.m.Practical work in "Observation".
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Messages and Reports.
Friday Dec 14th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Lecture "Sketching".
10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Practical work in "Sketching".
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Small Scheme.
Saturday Dec 15th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Route March.

6-12-17.

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

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