Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 26

Notified in A.A.O*s dated 28th. February, 1941.

N O T T O BE PUBLISHED.*

T h e information given in this document


is not to b e communicated, either directly
or indirectly, to the Press or to any person
not holding an official position in His
Majesty's Service.

AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED CORPS


Pamphlet No. 1
*

MOUNTED AND DISMOUNTED


DRILL

Provisional — February, 1941

Issued by command of
the Military Board.

Secretary, Military Board.

* AMR.O. 1588B.
/?//0 ll>

. . . DISTRIBUTION . . .

A.H.Q.— Schools—
G " Branch 12 R.M.C. ... ... 200

" A " „ ... 2 A . F . V . School ... 700

" Q " » ... S. o f M e c h . ... 50

C o m d . T n g . Schools—
H.Q.— N . Comd. ... 5
Comd. ... . 6 E. „ S 10
Dist. 4 S. „ ... 10
Div. 3 W. „ ... 5
Cav. Div. ... 3
Reserve ... . . . 2225
Armd, Div. 50
5000
Armd. Bde. 25

Armd. Regt. ( A . M . F . ) 200

(A.I.F.) 150

Armd. T n g . Regt. 200

8 Div. Cav. Regt, 200

Cav. T n g . Regt. 150


Drill For Units Equipped With A.F.Vs,
DISMOUNTED DRILL. P A R T I—GENERAL

Note.—This pamphlet is an elaboration of and supersedes


MiUtary Training Pamphlet N o . II (War Office, 1938.)
1. Basis o f t h e D r i l l .
T h e Drill is based on the principles adopted in " Field Drill
for Rifie Battalions " (as applied to the platoon).
It eliminates the necessity for precise covering, numbering off
when falling in, dressing of a ceremonial nature and a series of
words of command to get on the move.
It maintains the crew organization so long as the crew remains
effective and whatever the size of crew for A.F.V.'s with which the
unit is equipped. It leads to a frontage of threes in column of
route.
Armoured unit drill is essentially simple and practical. N o
additional movements will be introduced without authority.
2. M a i n F e a t u r e s o f the S y s t e m .
T h e dismounted drill will be adopted on all occasions in
Barracks and in the field, other than ceremonial parades.
3. Crews fall in as part of the troop in single file with the crew
commander as the leading file, and the troop leader two paces in
front of the centre crew, which is his own crew, and also facing in
the same direction as them. When three crews form the troop this
sub-unit is automatically in column of threes.
When the troop is composed of more than three crews, column
of route will be formed by the three right-hand crews leading off
followed by the remainder of the troop three crews at a time.
4. D r e s s i n g .
T h e dressing is carried out automatically by the soldier without
word of command except on ceremonial occasions. T h e interval
between crews and each member of the crew is one arms length.
Orders will always be carried out from the " stand at ease " to the
" stand at ease."
(Instructors must emphasise the necessity of personnel who are
not armed with the rifle waiting sufficiently long enough for the
rifle armed members of the troops, etc., to slope arms before moving
off or ordering arms before standing at ease after halting).
Normal intervals and distances will be six paces between troops
and ten paces between squadrons. When more than three crews
compose the troop an additional interval of six paces should be
left between each group of three crews on " falling in " in order to
facilitate inspection.
At " C l o s e interval," troops are three paces apart.
Dressing on ceremonial and similar occasions will be carried
out on the command " Right (or left) Dress," when the squadron
or regimental Sergeant-Major will check the dressing and order
" Eyes Front," as required.
5. Compliments.
T h e officer or N . C . O . in charge of any party will call the
part)' to attention and pay the compliment. When on the march the
officer or N . C . O . in charge of the party will give the command
( " March to attention " ) , " Eyes Right/Left."

6. Dismounted Drill.
As movements on foot are neither long nor frequent for per­
sonnel of Armoured Units, only two formations are required.
(i) Falling in and Inspection.
(ii) Column of Route.
T h e crew will always fall in and move in single file, crew com­
mander leading.
In the case o f the troop, the crew commander of the right crew
acts as marker, and the remaining crews fall in on his left, side by
side with the crew commander leading and the troop leader two
paces in front of the Centre crew.

o
• • •
o o o A Troop
Armoilfcd
on DH'idt
of an
RsgimE"!

o o o
o 0 o
0 0
7. Preliminary Training for Mounted Drill.
T h e formation for " falling in " has its counterpart in mounted
drill. Other mounted drill forrnations will be practised by personnel
on foot as a preliminary to carrying out the same formations mounted
in A.F.V8.
Preliminary training in Mounted Drill has the object o f training
crews and leaders to work on signals provided in the Arms Signal
Code (see Diagram 1), and to know their positions in each formation.
Distance and intervals laid down for mounted drill may be used.
Acceleration and deceleration should be by doubling or stepping
short.
T H E T R O O P ( s e c D i a g r a m 2). P A R T II.
8. " F a l l i n g i n " in C o l u m n .
Marker doubles out, men fall in in quick time and stand at ease,
crews are side by side, each in single fi e.
Opening for Inspection.
Thte is always carried out with troops in column. T h e com­
mand is : " For inspection—left turn." On that command the
troop comes to attention and turns to the left; the front crew then
takes two paces forward whilst the rear crew takes two paces to the
rear and the centre crew remains fast.
T o move the troop back to its original formation the command
is '* Reform Column," when the troop reverses the above move­
ment and stands at ease.
Note.—There is no "For inspection—Right Turn."
A d v a n c i n g in C o l u m n o f R o u t e .
Commander gives the order " Quick March." Men come
to attention and move off (three abreast). " March at ease " or
" March to attention " are ordered as necessary. If there are
more than three crews in the troop, the three on the right lead off
followed by the remainder, three crews at a time, wheeling half-
right and then half-left when covering the leaders.
F o r m i n g up f r o m C o l u m n of route.
. On the command " T o the halt—form troop," the troop
continues to move forward for seven paces, halting on the seventh.
Should the troop consist of more than three crews, the three leading
crews advance seven paces and halt, remaining crews incline to
the left, disengage and move to their troop position. Each group
of three crews is halted by order of the centre crew commander.

THE SQUADRON.
9. Falling in the S q u a d r o n .
Markers are formed up in line numbering from right to left
gquadron Headquarter markers between number 2 and 3 markers.
Squadron Headquarters may fall in as three troops, the centre
troop being fighting headquarters and the right and left troops
being administrative headquarters, if present on parade.
T h e Commands are :—
" Markers—Number."
" N o . 1—Stand fast—Remainder left turn."
" T e n paces distance—Quick march."
When the markers have moved out the required distance,
they will take their turn from the last marker and automatically
turn to the front.
After markers have been posted and prior to the time for which
the parade is called, personnel will move smartly to their positions,
take up their dressing and stand at ease. When the call sounds
or the order " on parade " is given, all ranks will be in position
with no further movement required.
Officers parade in line facing the squadron and are posted by
Squadron 2nd i / c after reports have been collected by squadron
Sergeant-Major. When ordered to " Take post " (or " Fall out " )
officers move in double time.
Increase a n d D e c r e a s e o f F r o n t a g e .
T o obtain uniformity " building up " and " breaking down "
will normally be by sub-units on right and left alternately.
A n Armoured Squadron, therefore, will form column of
route as follows :—
Centre troop advance followed by troop on its right, then the
troop on its left, followed by the remaining troops from right and
left alternately. T h e reverse procedure is employed in forming
line from column o f route, i.e., leading troop continue to advance,
second troop comes up on its right, third troop on left and so on.
This principle is appked throughout mounted drill also.
T h e Commander may indicate any special order o f march
required, i.e., " f r o m the right (or left)" or " I n the following
order."

Squadron Formations.
T h e Squadron has only two Formations for dismounted drill :—
Line and Column of Route.
Line is the normal formation adopted when falling in.

A d v a n c i n g in C o l u m n o f R o u t e .
T h e Command is " F o r m Column o f R o u t e " — " Q u i c k
March." On that command Squadron Headquarters will lead off,
fallowed by the troops from right and left alternately.
T o bring the Squadron into line from Column o f Route, the
command i s — " T o the halt, form line." On that command the
leading troop will march forward seven paces and halt. T h e troops
following will lead off to the right and left alternately to five paces
interval, and will halt on the command of the troop leader when
they are in line.
T h e Squadron Leader may give the command " T o the halt
on the right (left)—form line," but this will alter the relative posi­
tions o f the tropps unless the initial movement was carried out
from the same flank.
Line may be formed on the move. In this case the leading troop
continues to advance, those in rear inclining and doubhng to their
positions on the order of their troop leaders.
T h e command to change direction o f the unit or sub-unit will be:
"Change Direction Right/Left—Right/Left Wheel."
Regimental Formations. (See Diagram 3).
T h e Regiment has three formations :—
(a) Line.
(b) Column.
(c) Column o f Route.
T h e positions o f Commanders in the above formations are shown
in diagram 3.
Falling in, the regiment may be in " line " or " column " as
desired.
MOUNTED DRILL. P A R T III.

Formations for units are shovm in diagrams as follows :—


Troop ... * Diagram 4.
Squadron ... Diagram 5.
Regiment ... Diagram 6.
Signals are provided in the A r m Signal Code except for " open
line." Orders issued by A r m Signal will be executed when the
Arms are lowered at the conclusion o f the signal.
Sub-units will act on signals from theit respective sub-unit
commanders.

D i s t a n c e s and Intervals.
Between Tanks ... ... 10 yards.
Between Headquarters of Squadrons
and Troops . . . ... ... 15 yards.
Between Unit Headquarters and
Squadrons or between Squadrons 20 yards.

T r o o p Drill,

" Trident " is the drill formation corresponding to the T r o o p


formation in open country. For manoeuvre, the leader may occupy
any one of the three Tank positions (one-up) or move in rear (two up).
T o form " T r i d e n t " from line ahead, second Tank inclines
right, third Tank inclines left, remainder cover to right and left
alternately.

Squadron Drill.

For drill purposes. Squadron Headquarters follows the squadron


leader's Tank and is in front o f the squadron.

Regimental Drill.

Headquarters Squadron will normally manoeuvre independ­


ently under O.C. in accordance with Regimental Commander's
orders. It may be included in drill and manoeuvre if required, and
will adopt formations corresponding to those o f the squadrons.
Regimental Headquarters normally follows the Commander.
Its drill position is 20 yards in advance of Squadron Headquarters.
Note.—^Although the examples given in diagrams refer to an
Armoured Regiment, the drill is equally applicable to other armoured
units which may have a different organization.
ARM SIGNAL CODE

MOVEMENT DIRECTION FORMATION

Y
I , I
Tanks
Advance
right
F
Line

I
Tanks
Halt

I
left
1 Column <^^|^

Conform

r Tanks L\ '
Trident
(two
It /

I>o not //m Sub-unit


Arrowhead
conform //^k right

r
Sub-
unit
left

Formation
1
Line Ahead

1
right
wheel

Formation
left
wheel
1
KEY 7 0 DRILL rCRMATlON DIAGRAMS FORiiTANKS

Regimeniai Squadron Troop


Cotiwnjnde' Leader Leider

DISMOUNTED PERSONNEL

1_J

2n<S in Command Regiment

3nd in Conimand Sfluadron

Squadron L e s c v

Troop Leader

Cre« Commander
6
Crew of L e i d e n Tank

o
DISMOUNTED DRILL

THE TROOP

Falling.•in " in column open for inspection

6
6 0 6 0^ -O'^y^'

o 0 o 0 0 0
o 0 o 0 0 0
o 0 o 0 0 0
o 0
Crew of troop leader's tank in centre
0 0
Column of route as for column above
SQUADRON FORMATIONS (Unmounted) Diagram ?
Part t
SQUADRON IN COLUMN OF ROUTE

A . Squadron Meadnuartert

6\
.J

Squadron Quartermaslsf-Sjt Squadron Ser|elnt-Majof

Squadron 2rd in Cemmand

S Q U A D R O N I N LINE Oiagram 3
Pan 1

Sqn. S | i . Ma,

6r TrO

Q..>
Sqn Qr.-Mr S | l

N o l » . —D.iiantt in pat«i.

S c a l e . — I . ttlh-inch equals l pare.


Dilgram 3—(Conclnued)

REGIMENTAL FORMATIONS (Unmounted)

Part I Part A

SQUADRON IN COLUMN OF R O U T E . THE R E G I M E N T I N C O L U M N

H.Q. Sqn

H.Q Sqn

A. Sqn

B Sqn

Sqn.

C. Sqn.

Note.—Diltancc in pacei

S c a l e . - 1 IZnit-inch equals I pace.


Oiagram 1
REGIMENT IN LINE (Unmognt«d)
Part 5

i 6
R.H.Q.
Sqn. H.Q. Sqn.

Note.—OlscanM In pacti.
Seale.—l/16th-inch equal( I pace.
MOUNTED DRILL.

T h e following formations are provided in Mounted Drill :—


TROOP. SQUADRON. REGIMENT.

(See Diagram 4). (See Diagram 5) (See Diagram 6).


Line Line Line
— Column Column
Trident Trident Trident
Arrowhead Arrowhead Arrowhead
Line Ahead Line Ahead Line Ahead

These formations, with intervals and distances increased as


required, are used in manoeuvre and field work.

MOUNTED DRILL

_ ^ „
_ _

Arrowhcid
Diagrams.
THE SQUADRON {Mounted)

L I N E • T r e o p i in Line

^ ±^ ^ x J
Diagram S

THE SQUADfiON (Mounted) Part 2

COLUMN (Troopi in Ime aHead)

[5 I "••->^

• •
• • •
Diagram S
THE SQUADRON (Mounted)
fart 3
TRIDENT


I
IS "


THE SQUADRON (Mounted) Diagram 5

Part * Part 5

LINE A H E A D (Troops In l i r t ahead)


ARROW H E A D (Troop in .rnjwhead)
THE REGIMENT (Mounted) Diagram i

THE REGtMENT IN COLUMN (Squadrons In column)


Pari 1

P
• • • • •

n • •

• •on
• D D •

f •
O D D

• D • •
D D D •

O D D

• D • •
• D • • i
THE R EGIMENT (Mounted)

THE REGIMENT IN LINE (Squidro.., .r, Column)

• • C

6
• DD • • • • • q
Z X ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ±
THE REGIMENT (Mounted) Diagi'jm e
THE REGtMENT IN TRIDENT (Squadroni tn Tridtnt) Part 1

I
n y
• ^ • U X U
• ^ • ISO " >

115 " -
•1-

I—1 l_J I—I


THE REGIMENT (Mounted) Oiagr-am 6

T H E R E G I M E N T tN A R R O W H E A D (Sqoidrons In Arrowhead) P " " ' **

s
• • •

• •


• •
LJ
• •
Q •
• u •
s •5 •

• 0- •0 a
• D • •
• • •
a
• • •

6 •
• •

APPENDIX

DRILLS FOR GUARDS PROVIDED BY ARMOURED


UNITS.
T h e Squadron furnishing the Guard is responsible that all
members are present and correct before moving off to the Regtl.
Parade Ground.
A Guard consisting of less than nine O.Rs. will fall in in single
file with the Sgt. on the right of the crew and the Cpl. on the left.

— 0 O O O O O 6^-""'
A Guard consisting of more than nine O.Rs. will fall in as a
treop of three Crews.

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
PARADING ON THE S Q U A D R O N P A R A D E G R O U N D .
T h e Sqn, S.M. will fall the Guard in and give the Command
" For inspection left turn " and then hand the Guard over to
the Sqn. Orderly Officer who will inspect the Guard and on c o m ­
pletion will order the Sqn. Ord. Sgt. to march the Guard off to
the Regtl. Parade Ground where he will hand the Guard over to
the R . S . M .

PARADING ON THE REGIMENTAL P A R A D E


GROUND.
T h e R . S . M . , after collecting reports from the Sqn. Ord. Sgt.
will give the command " For inspection left turn " and then hand
the Guard over to the Adjt. or Regtl. Orderly Officer for inspection.
T h e Adjt. or Regtl. Orderly Officer then givet the command
" For inspection draw pistols."
He then inspects the Guard for general turn out. On c o m ­
pletion he gives the command " R e f o r m C o l u m n " — " C o m ­
mander take post."
T h e Commander then marches the Guard off giving " Eyes
right or left " to the Adjt. or Regtl. Orderly Officer.
R . S . M . will dismiss the Ord. Sgts. and Stick Orderlies by
order of the Adjt. or Regtl. Orderly Officer.
THE GUARD CHANGE.

Old Guard.
Sentry on the Guard R o o m beat calls out " Stand by the
Guard " — " Guard turn o u t . "
T h e old Guard will double out and fall in at the " For inspec­
tion left turn."

6
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
N e w Guard.
Having reached a position o f 15 paces in front of the old
Guard will halt.
T h e Guard Commander will then give the Command " For
inspection left turn " and will take u p his position two paces and
in front of the centre of the leading Crew.

6
o o o o6
o o o o
o o o o
Exchanging Compliments.

Commencing with the Old Guard the sequence of commands


will be given alternatively as follows :—
Old Guard. New Guard.
Commander salutes. " For inspection left turn."
Commander salutes.

H a n d i n g O v e r the G u a r d Room.

On completion of the compliments the Guard Commanders


move off to the Guard R o o m to hand and take over the Charge
Reports, Prisoners, etc.
Sgt. o f the G u a r d tells off the reliefs.
" As a Guard-number."
T h e Guard then numbers from front to rear and from right
to left.
" First relief 4, 5, 6, etc."
" First relief fall in."
T h e first Relief; Cpl. of the Old Guard fall in a few paces in front
of the Guard, and the Cpl. of the New Guard will march off the
Reliefs when ordered by the Sgt. of the Guard.

F o r m a t i o n o f the R e l i e f s .

Single File. Cpl. Old Guard one pace in front. New Guard
one pace in rear o f reliefs.

Posting and Relieving Sentries.

T h e Cpl. of the Relief will halt the relief about two paces
from the sentry.
T h e new sentry will then move out and fall in on the left o f
the old sentry facing in the same direction, the old sentry will then
give over his orders, the Cpl. seeing they are correctly given and
understood.
On the command " Sentries pass " the old sentry will move
to his place in the relief and the new Sentry will close two paces
to his right.
As the Relief moves off the Cpl. New Guard will give " Eyes
right/left " followed by " eyes front." T h e Sentry will salute.
On the return march the Cpls. will change places, i.e., Cpl.
Old Guard taking charge where they will be marched back to the
Guard R o o m and fallen in with their Guard.
T h e Commanders will then take post with their respective
Guards.
Old Guard Marching Off.

As the Old Guard marches off th« N e w Guard Commander


will Salute and the Old Guard Commander will give " Eyes right/
left " as he moves off his Guard.

T h e new Guard Commander will then move his Guard on the


ground vacated by the Old Guard where he will read over the
orders o f the Guard. H e will then give the Command " Guard
will turn in " — " T o the Guard R o o m dismiss."