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adjutant advance alignment arms Battalion in Line captain caution centre companies CHANGE FRONT close colour party Column of Double-companies cover described diagonal march directing flank distance double drill echelon Eyes-Front fire form fours form line form square formation front rank give the words given ground half turn half-battalion half-companies Halt—Front halted and fronted heel instructor leading company left feet left files left foot left guide left or right movement moving foot named company non-commissioned officers outer flank outer marker pace of 24 pace stick pany point of appui position practised quarter column quick Quick-March rear rank receive the words remainder retire reverse flank right files right foot right guide right or left salute sections senior major serjeants single rank skirmishers soldier supernumerary rank take a pace take post taught wheel word Dress word Forward word Front word Halt word march word of command word Steady word Turn
Page 10 - Turn, place the hollow of the right foot smartly against the left heel, keeping the shoulders square to the front. On the word T^vo, raise the toes, and turn a quarter circle to the right on both . heels, which must be pressed together. On the word Turn, place the right heel against the hollow of the left foot, keeping the shoulders square to the front. On the word Two, raise the toes, and turn a quarter circle to the left on both Wheels, which must be pressed together.
Page 19 - ... the leg. The movement of the leg must spring from the haunch, and be free and natural. Both knees must be kept straight, except while the leg is being carried from the rear to the front, when the knee must necessarily be a little bent, to enable the foot to clear the ground. The foot must be carried...
Page 20 - Caution, — Balance Step, commencing with the Left Foot. On the word Front, the left foot will be raised from the ground by a slight bend of the knee, and carried gently to the front, without a jerk, the knee being gradually straightened as the foot is carried forward ; the foot to be turned out at the same angle as when halted, the sole parallel to and clear of the ground, the heel just in advance of the ^ line of the right toe.
Page 19 - Balance Step. The object of the balance step is to teach the soldier the free movement of his legs, preserving at the same time perfect squareness of shoulders, and steadiness of body ; no labour must be spared to attain this object, which forms the very foundation of correct marching.
Page 12 - RAISE, 3. DOWN, 4. UP. At the command raise, raise the arms laterally from the sides, extended to their full length, till the hands meet above the head , palms to the front, fingers pointing upward, thumbs locked, right thumb in front, shoulders pressed back. DOWN: Bend over till the hands, if possible, touch the ground, keeping the arms and knees straight.
Page 319 - Piquets will get under arms in the morning an hour before daylight ; and if every thing appears quiet in front, the officer will, as soon as he can discern objects distinctly, proceed to occupy the same posts that he held the day before ; but he must previously send forward...
Page 21 - L carried to the front, as described in No. 1. As soon as the men are steady in the above position, the word Forward will be given, on which the left foot will be brought to the ground at 30 inches distance from heel to heel, toes turned out at the same angle as when halted ; and the right foot will immediately be raised and held extended to the rear, toe in line with the left heel, the right knee to be slightly bent. Great care must be taken that the toes remain throughout at the proper angle ;...
Page 5 - ... the hand open, thumb to the front and close to the forefinger, fingers lightly touching the thigh : the hips rather drawn back, and the breast advanced, but without constraint ; the body straight and inclining forward, so that the weight of it may bear principally on the fore part of the feet; the head erect, but not thrown back, the chin slightly drawn in, and the eyes looking straight to the front.
Page 27 - Turn being given as the right foot is coming to the ground; after which they will turn to the front, the word Turn being given as the left foot is coming to the ground.