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Regimental Badge

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

Regimental Badge

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Rifle Drill

Navigate your way round British Army rifle drill for the long rifle (3 band Enfield rifle musket). Watch the soldier do the drill movement, read the description, then click on the next command he can do from the current position. This lad's a drill sergeant's dream, he does it right every time.

Rifle Drill Exercises were taught in increasingly difficult stages:

 

The Basic Positions
Here are the basic rifle drill positions. Click on a figure to see all the ways to get him into this position. Or take him through the whole lot in order with a
review exercise for long rifle.

Jump to The Order
The Order

Jump to The Shoulder
The Shoulder

Jump to the Present Arms
The Present

Jump to Port Arms

The Port

Jump to The Charge
The Charge

Jump to the Advance
The Advance

Jump to the Support
The Support

Jump to the Slope
The Slope

Jump to Stand At Ease
At Ease

Jump to Trail Arms
The Trail

Jump to The Secure
The Secure

Review Exercise for the Long Rifle

The men standing at ease with fixed bayonets, will be called to attention and ordered to shoulder and take open order, after which the words of command will be as follows:

 

Caution. Manual-Exercise

  1. SECURE-ARMS
  2. SHOULDER-ARMS
  3. ORDER-ARMS
  4. FIX-BAYONETS
  5. SHOULDER-ARMS
  6. PRESENT-ARMS
  7. SHOULDER-ARMS
  8. PORT-ARMS
  9. CHARGE-BAYONETS
  10. SHOULDER-ARMS
  11. ADVANCE-ARMS
  12. ORDER-ARMS
  13. ADVANCE-ARMS
  14. SHOULDER-ARMS
  15. SUPPORT-ARMS
  16. SHOULDER-ARMS
  17. SLOPE-ARMS
  18. SHOULDER-ARMS
  19. ORDER-ARMS

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Updated 12 June, 2001