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advance aides alignment already arms base points battalion body captain carried caution centre company circle close command commanding officer completed covering serjeant deep deploy described direction division double column Dress drill echellon eyes Eyes-Front face fall files fire FORM LINE formation formed Forward fours front rank give the words given ground half halt Halt-Dress Halt-Front hand inches instructor inwards leaders leading company lieutenant manner mark move movement necessary officer open column pace pany pass pivot flank Plate position practised principles proper Quarter Distance Column quick QUICK-MARCH re-forming rear rank remaining companies rest resume retiring reverse flank right in front RIGHT or LEFT senior major shoulders side slow soldier squad square steady step straight sub-divisions or sections subdivisions succession supernumerary rank taken taught tion turn wheel wheel into line whole wing word Forward word Halt word MARCH
Page xxvii - Three, raise the arms outwards from the sides without bending the elbow, pressing the shoulders back, until the hands meet above the head, palms to the front, fingers pointing upwards, - thumbs locked, left thumb in front. On the word Four, bend over until the hands touch the feet, keeping the arms and knees straight, the head being
Page xxvi - till he is just able to distinguish the lower part of the face of the second man beyond him ; in so doing, care must be taken that he carries his body backward or forward with the feet, moving to his dressing with short quick steps, that his shoulders are kept perfectly square, and the position of
Page 18 - proceed in like manner, and so on to the left. The faces of the men, and not their breasts or feet, are the line of dressing. Each man is to be able just to distinguish the lower part of the face of the second . man beyond him.
Page 328 - line with the mouth, the wrist on the trigger guard, the left elbow close to the butt, the right elbow and butt close to the body. Bring the rifle down with a quick motion as low as the right hand will admit without constraint, and grasp it with the left hand, the little finger
Page 209 - the remainder will rise, face towards it, and close at quick time, halting, fronting, ordering arms, and standing at ease in succession as they arrive at their places ; the officers will remain in the rear unless directed to take post. The file on which the skirmishers close, may be faced in any direction; the
Page xxix - When steady, on the word Rear, the left foot will be brought gently back (without a jerk), till the toe is in line with the right heel, the left knee a little bent. The left foot in this position will not be so flat as when in front; the toe
Page xxiv - 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 to be erect, and the eyes
Page 378 - should not incline to the right or left. 2. That the line of sight should be taken along the centre of the notch of the back-sight and the top of the fore-sight, which should cover the middle of the mark aimed at. 3. That the eye should be fixed steadfastly on the mark aimed at, and not on the
Page xxix - about, three-quarters face, upon which he will bring the ball of the right foot (not the ball of the toe) to the left heel, or the right heel to the ball of the left foot, and will make a three-quarters face in the given direction, in the same manner as . he faces about.
Page 207 - In extending, as a general rule, it is the business of the rear rank man of each file to regulate the distance, and of the front rank man to look to the direction. The number of paces that files are to extend from each other may be specified in the caution by the commander, thus :—THREE PACES