"Modern British Army drill origin?" Topic
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|Flat Beer and Cold Pizza ||24 Dec 2012 1:16 p.m. PST|
I'm curious as to when and from whence the current style of British Army close order drill (exaggerated arm swing, foot stamping, etc.) was adapted. I tried my Google-Fu to no avail, so if anyone on these fine fora can enlighten me I'd be much obliged.
|janner||26 Dec 2012 5:35 a.m. PST|
Ah, you mean that odd thing that the Line Infantry and Foot Guards do. I've no idea, but the drill of the British Army's Light Division (now called The Rifles) dates back to Sir John Moore and the Shorncliffe System.
This site claims that 'heavy drill' only started properly in the 1920s, but I've no idea as to it's validity:
|Flat Beer and Cold Pizza ||26 Dec 2012 11:46 a.m. PST|
Thanks, janner. That's a very interesting web site.
|Oberst Radl ||10 Apr 2013 1:35 p.m. PST|
Here's a Pathe newsreel from the 1939 showing the "New Drill"
No idea what's new about it, though.
|Joes Shop ||16 Aug 2013 5:00 a.m. PST|
Interesting, thanks for posting.
J. P. Kelly
|11th ACR||27 Aug 2013 4:53 p.m. PST|