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Regimental Badge

65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot

Regimental Badge

 

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The Shoulder from the Advance | The Support | The Shoulder from the Support | The Slope |
The Shoulder from the Slope
| The Order | Unfixing Bayonets ]

S. 1. Manual Exercise with the Long Rifle, in Single Rank

XI. The Shoulder from the Charge

Shoulder from the Charge

Shoulder - Arms

(Front rank only)

  • Bring the rifle to the left side
  • Seize rifle with the left hand, grasping the inside of the butt with the first two joints of the fingers; the forefinger half an inch from, the thumb in front of, the heel, the wrist slightly turned out, the fingers to rest lightly against the thigh. The rifle to rest against the hollow of the left shoulder, the fore part of the butt nearly even with the front of the thigh.
  • Fingers of the right hand to remain under the hammer (first two joints round the stock), thumb between the stock and the barrel, arm close to the body
 

  • Drop right hand to the side

XII. The Advance

The Advance from the Shoulder

Advance-Arms.

  • Turn the lock to the front and seize the rifle with the right hand under the guard without moving it from the shoulder,
  • Thumb and fingers round the stock, arm close to the body.

Two.

  • Carry the rifle, close into the body, to the right side with the right hand,
  • Seize it with the left hand close above the lower band,
  • At the same time seize the guard with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand at the full extent of the arm, remaining fingers under the hammer.

Three.

  • Drop the left hand to the side.

XIII. The Order from the Advance

The Order from the Advance

Order-Arms

  • Seize the rifle with the left hand, little finger in line with the point of the right shoulder, arm close to the body

Two.

  • Extend the fingers and thumb of the right hand.
  • Lower the rifle with the left hand until the butt touches the ground; the left arm and rifle to be kept close to the body.

Three.

  • Drop the left hand to the side.

XIV. Advance Arms from the Order

Advance-Arms

Advance -

  • By a sharp turn of the wrist, bring the thumb of the right hand round the rear of the barrel and grasp the rifle, thumb between the stock and the thigh.

Arms

  • Raise the rifle by a cant with the right hand and carry it close into the right side of the body,
  • Seize it with the left hand close above the lower band.
  • At the same time seize the guard with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand at the full extent of the arm, remaining fingers under the hammer.

Two.

  • Drop the left hand to the side.

XV. The Shoulder from the Advance

The Shoulder from the Advance

Shoulder - Arms

  • Seize the rifle with the left hand, little finger in line with the right elbow and raise it about one inch, without moving the barrel from the shoulder.
  • At the same time slip the thumb of the right hand under the hammer, bringing the fingers under the guard, both arms close to the body.

Two.

  • By a turn of the right wrist, bring the rifle with the right hand to the left side.
  • Seize rifle with the left hand, grasping the inside of the butt with the first two joints of the fingers; the forefinger half an inch from, the thumb in front of, the heel, the wrist slightly turned out, the fingers to rest lightly against the thigh. The rifle to rest against the hollow of the left shoulder, the fore part of the butt nearly even with the front of the thigh.
  • Fingers of the right hand to remain under the hammer (first two joints round the stock), thumb between the stock and the barrel, arm close to the body.

Three.

  • Drop right hand to the side.

XVI. The Support

Support-Arms

Support - Arms

  • Raise the rifle about one inch and seize the small of the butt with the right hand, fingers and thumb round the stock, arm close to the body.

Two.

  • Bring the left arm under the hammer, fingers of the left hand extended, with the thumb close to the fore finger; the hammer to rest on the arm midway between the wrist and elbow, the elbow to be kept close to the body.

Three.

  • Drop the right hand to the side.

XVII. The Shoulder from the Support

Shoulder-Arms

Shoulder-Arms

  • Seize the small of the butt with the right hand, fingers and thumb round the stock, arm close to the body.

Two.

  • Drop the left hand and grasp the inside of the butt with the first two joints of the fingers; the forefinger half an inch from, the thumb in front of, the heel, the wrist slightly turned out, the fingers to rest lightly against the thigh, with the elbow slightly bent.

Three.

  • Drop the right hand smartly to the side.
  • At the same time allow the left arm to sink to its full extent.

XVIII. The Slope

Slope-Arms

Slope - Arms

  • Without moving the upper part of the arm, raise the rifle until the guard is pressed gently against the hollow of the shoulder, and the lower part of the arm becomes horizontal, the toe of the butt to point to the centre of the left thigh

XIX. The Shoulder from the Slope

Shoulder-Arms

Shoulder - Arms

  • Drop the left arm gently to its full extent

XX. The Order

Order from the Shoulder

Order - Arms

 

  • Seize the rifle with the right hand close above the lower band, keeping the elbow as close to the body as possible

Two.

 

  • Bring the rifle down to the right side, allowing the little finger to slip behind the barrel as it descends, and place the butt quietly on the ground at the Order.

Three.

 

  • Place the right hand flat on the outside of the stock, thumb on the sling, the barrel pressed to the hollow of the shoulder.

XXI. Unfixing Bayonets

Unfix-bayonets

Unfix

 

  • By a sharp turn of the wrist, bring the thumb of the right hand round the rear of the barrel and grasp the rifle, thumb between the stock and the thigh.

Bayonets

 

  • Push the muzzle a little forward, and lay hold of the rifle with the left hand immediately above the upper band, thumb and fingers round the stock and barrel, arm close to the body.
  • Raise the right hand and seize the socket of the bayonet between the forefinger and thumb, fingers closed in the hand, knuckles to the front, arm close to the body.
  • With the second joint of the forefinger of the right hand, turn the locking ring to the left,
  • then extend the fingers under the bend, raise the bayonet, turn it to the left, and remove it from the muzzle.
  • Drop the point of the bayonet towards the scabbard, inclining the palm of the hand to the front as it falls, and place the the little finger on top of the socket,
  • at the same time, force the muzzle of the rifle back to the hollow of the right shoulder with the left hand, which is immediately to be removed and placed on the top of the scabbard to guide the bayonet in, the elbow to the rear and close to the body as possible.
  • Lastly drop the arms to their position at The Order.

 

 

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Updated 19 Oct, 2004