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Regimental Badge

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

Regimental Badge

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Rifle Drill - The Port Arms

Here are the commands that bring a man to the Port Arms from:

 

The Port Arms from the Shoulder

 

Port-Arms from the Shoulder

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Charge Bayonets]

Description

Command

 

Action

Port - Arms

1.

  • Seize the small of the butt with the right hand, arm close to the body
 

2.

  • Bring the rifle to a slanting position in front of the body, lock to the front, barrel crossing opposite the point of the left shoulder
  • Meet it at the same time with the left hand immediately below the lower band, thumb and fingers round the rifle; left wrist opposite the left breast, both elbows close to the body.

Next possible command - [ Charge Bayonets | The Shoulder ]

 

Port Arms from the Charge

Port-Arms from the Charge

Command

 

Action

Port - Arms

1.

  • Seize the small of the butt with the right hand, arm close to the body
 

2.

  • Bring the rifle to a slanting position in front of the body, lock to the front, barrel crossing opposite the point of the left shoulder
  • Meet it at the same time with the left hand immediately below the lower band, thumb and fingers round the rifle; left wrist opposite the left breast, both elbows close to the body.

Next possible command - [ Charge Bayonets | The Shoulder ]

Other rifle drill on this page [ The Port | Present Arms ]

Rifle Drill - Charge Bayonets

Here are the commands that bring a man to the Charge Bayonets from:

Charge Bayonets from the Port

 

Charge-Bayonets

Next Review Exercise command
[
The Shoulder ]

Description

Command

 

Action

Charge - Bayonets
(Front rank only)

1.

  • Turning on the heels, point the right foot to the right, the left full to the front and bring the rifle down to nearly a horizontal position at the right side, muzzle inclining a little upward
  • Right wrist to rest against the hollow of the thigh below the hip, the right hand to grasp the small of the butt, the thumb and fingers of the left hand round the rifle.
(Rear rank)  
  • Remain steady at the Port

Next possible command - [ Port Arms | The Shoulder | Second Position | Guard ]

 

The Charge Bayonets from the Trail

Note: This command is generally carried out by the front rank during a Charge.

 

Charge!

 

Description

Command

 

Action

Charge
(Front rank only)

1.

  • Turning on the heels, point the right foot to the right, the left full to the front and bring the rifle down to nearly a horizontal position at the right side, muzzle inclining a little upward,
  • Meet it at the same time with the left hand immediately below the lower band, thumb and fingers round the rifle.
  • Right wrist to rest against the hollow of the thigh below the hip, the right hand to grasp the small of the butt, the thumb and fingers of the left hand round the rifle.
(Rear rank)  
  • Remain steady at the Slope

Next possible command - [ Halt - The Shoulder ]

Other rifle drill on this page [ The Port | Charge Bayonets ]

Rifle Drill - The Present Arms

Here is the command that brings a man to the Present Arms.

 

The Present Arms from the Shoulder

 

Present-Arms from the Shoulder

Next Review Exercise command
[
The Shoulder ]

Description

Command

 

Action

Present - Arms

1.

  • 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
 

2.

  • Without moving the head, raise the rifle with the right hand perpendicularly in front of the centre of the body
  • Place the left hand smartly on the sling, the wrist on the trigger-guard, the fingers pointing upwards, the thumb close to the fore finger (its point in line with the mouth), the right elbow to be close to the butt, the right elbow and butt close to the body.
 

3.

  • Bring the rifle down close in front of the centre of the body, sling to the front, as low as the right hand will admit without constraint
  • Grasp it with the left hand, the little finger touching the projection above the lock plate, thumb between stock and barrel
  • Right hand lightly holding the small of the butt, fingers slanting downwards
  • At the same time place the hollow of the right foot against the left heel, both knees straight.
  • The weight of the rifle supported by the left hand.

Next possible command - [ The Shoulder ]

 

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Updated 26 September, 1998