The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

DECEMBER 1917

APPENDIX 5

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 22nd 1917.

Date.Description of Training.Remarks
Dec 17th 1917.Companies placed at the disposal of their Commanders, for any exercises they may deem needed.

1. Hours of training 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

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

3. All employed men will parade on Wed. & Saturdays, from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.

4. The L.G.O. will supervise training of L. Gunners; from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

5. Men of new draft and other who require further training will parade under the R.S.M. 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Dec 18th 1917.Move to new area.
Dec 19th 1917.Bayonet Fighting and P.T.
Company Drill.
Patrols - Night Formations.
Lecture on Canadian Corps Trench Standing Orders.
Inspection of arms, ammunition, etc.
Dec 20th 1917.Bomb Throwing.
Trench to trench attack, demonstrating action of all Infantry arms.
Bayonet Fighting and P.T.
Lecture on Map Reading, message writing.
Dec 21st 1917.Route march.
Dec 22nd 1917.Fire Control and Fire discipline.
Rapid loading.
Platoon in attack, assault of strong point.
Bombing.
Lecture on information.

15-12-17.

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

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING.

SCOUTS.

Week ending December 22nd 1917.

Monday Dec 17th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Practical work.
Messages.
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Practical work.
Reports.
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.Observation.
Tuesday Dec 18th 1917.
Move to new area.
Wednesday Dec 19th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m."A" and "B" Coy. Lecture Patrols.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Practical work. Compass.
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m."C" and "D" Coy. Lecture Patrols.
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Practical work.
Compass.
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.Practical work.
Sketching.
Thursday Dec 20th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m."A" and "B" Coy. Lecture "Intelligence".
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m."C" and "D" Coy. Lecture "Intelligence".
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Practical work with Map.
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.Small Scheme.
Friday Dec 21st 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Route March.
Saturday Dec 15th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Drill.
9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Review. Map Reading.
10.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Review. Messages and Reports.
11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Test in weeks work.

15-12-17.

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

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.
SYLLABUS OF TRAINING.

SIGNALLERS.

Week ending December 22nd 1917.

Monday Dec 17th 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 18th 1917.
Move to new area.
Wednesday Dec 19th 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.
Thursday Dec 20th 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Gas Drill and P.T.
9.00 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 21st 1917.
8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.Route March.
Saturday Dec 15th 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.

15-12-17.

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

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