24th February 1917: Diary

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Sat., Feb 24, 1917      RAIMBERT

8.30 – 9 AM Company Parade.
9.30 – 12 Company and Platoon Drill – Range Firing Assault – Formation Drill – Assault Practice –Box Respirator Drill. Special instruction to Scouts by Battalion Scout Officer.
2.00 – 4 PM Grenade Practice at Practice Trenches – Extended order drill – Passing orders and signals.Lecture to N.C.O’s on Map Reading under Battalion Scout Officer.

Instruction in Lewis Gunnery – Stoppages – Stripping etc.

Practice in Smoke Bombs.

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             The Corps, Divisional and Brigade Commanders witnessed practice operations of this Battalion, and expressed their great satisfaction in the way they were performed and were much impressed with the progress attained in the new training.

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