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Regimental Badge

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

Regimental Badge

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Squad Drill

Here are the basic drill positions taught to a recruit.

Facings

Here are the commands that bring a man to face different directions, on the halt:

Right Face

Right Face

Description

Command

 

Action

To the Right - face  
  • Place the hollow of the right foot smartly against the left heel,
  • keeping the shoulders square to the front.
Two  
  • Raise the toes, and turn a quarter circle to the right on both heels, which must be pressed together.

 

Left Face

Left Face

Description

Command

 

Action

To the Left - face  
  • Place the right heel against the hollow of the left foot,
  • keeping the shoulders square to the front.
Two  
  • Raise the toes, and turn a quarter circle to the left on both heels, which must be pressed together.

 

Right About Face

Right About Face

Description

Command

 

Action

Right about - face  
  • Place the ball of the right toe against the left heel,
  • keeping the shoulders square to the front.
Two  
  • Raise the toes, and turn to the right about on both heels.
Three  
  • Bring the right foot smartly back in a line with the left.

 

 

Left About Face

Left About Face

Description

Command

 

Action

Left about - face  
  • Place the right heel against the ball of the left toe,
  • keeping the shoulders square to the front.
Two  
  • Raise the toes, and turn to the left about on both heels.
Three  
  • Bring up the right foot smartly in a line with the left.

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Updated 24 September, 1999