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Regimental Badge

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

Regimental Badge

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Rifle Drill - The Slope Arms

Here are the commands that bring a man to the Slope Arms.

 

The Slope from the Shoulder

 

Slope-Arms

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Description

Command

 

Action

Slope - Arms

1.

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

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The Slope from the Order

Slope form the Order

Command

 

Action

Slope - 1.
  • 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 1.
  • Carry the rifle to the left side and seize it 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.
  • At the same time dropping the right hand to the side
  2.
  • Raise rifle to the "Slope"

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Rifle Drill - The Support Arms

Here is the command that brings a man to the Support Arms.
This position is most commonly used when performing
Sentry Duty.

 

The Support from the Shoulder

 

Support-Arms

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The Shoulder ]

Description

Command

 

Action

Support - Arms

1.

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
 

2.

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
 

3.

Drop the right hand to the side

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Other rifle drill on this Page: [ Change Arms | The Slope ]

Rifle Drill - Change Arms

Here are the commands that bring a man to Change Arms at:

 

Change Arms on the Slope

Change Arms on the Slope

Command

 

Action

Change - Arms 1.
  • Pass the left hand up quickly and sieze the small of the butt, fingers and thumbs round the stock;
  • at the same time, seize the butt with the right hand, two first joints of the fingers round the stock, thumb in front of the heel;
  • raise the rifle to a perpendicular position,
  • carry it across the body and
  • place it on the right shoulder, then
  • drop the left hand to the side.

Other rifle drill on this Page: [ The Slope | The Support ]

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Updated 20 July, 1999