A little help with Drill

#1
I know this sounds a bit crap but can someone tell me which foot the about turn in quick time is called on? i am sure that it's when the right foot strikes the ground but my mate says otherwise. also does anyone know which foot the RAF call it on?

sorry for the bone question

cheers

P_T_I
 
#2
Right unless I am very much mistaken
 
#3
My somewhat elderly manual states that the order is given "as the left foot passes the right."

We all do the same drill nowadays, don't we?
 
#4
poorlytrainedidiot said:
also does anyone know which foot the RAF call it on?
RAF do drill you kidding me :roll:

Called on Right foot, miss left foot, slide in right foot, left right left (turning) away on the right foot if my memory serves me well. :?
 
#6
The_IRON said:
poorlytrainedidiot said:
also does anyone know which foot the RAF call it on?
RAF do drill you kidding me :roll:

Called on Right foot, miss left foot, slide in right foot, left right left (turning) forward on the right foot if my memory serves me well. :?
Nearly right dont 'slide' in right foot (its a common fault) but take a half a pace "15" and ensure the heel of the right feet touches the instep of the left, when instructing, these two movements are combined and the trainee is to call out 'In, left, right, left' and step off with the right foot (anothe common fault)

Given on the right foot, check pace with left, half a pace with right then, "in, left, right, left" forward (right foot)

Pop quiz

What other foot drill movements are given on the right foot (there is not many)


Taking you a stage further...... bah blah blah
 
#9
emptyeye said:
The_IRON said:
poorlytrainedidiot said:
also does anyone know which foot the RAF call it on?
RAF do drill you kidding me :roll:

Called on Right foot, miss left foot, slide in right foot, left right left (turning) forward on the right foot if my memory serves me well. :?
Nearly right dont 'slide' in right foot (its a common fault) but take a half a pace "15" and ensure the heel of the right feet touches the instep of the left, when instructing, these two movements are combined and the trainee is to call out 'In, left, right, left' and step off with the right foot (anothe common fault)

Given on the right foot, check pace with left, half a pace with right then, "in, left, right, left" forward (right foot)

Pop quiz

What other foot drill movements are given on the right foot (there is not many)


Taking you a stage further...... bah blah blah
fcuk me im getting too old for this, salute to left/right i suppose
 
#11
The_IRON said:
emptyeye said:
The_IRON said:
poorlytrainedidiot said:
also does anyone know which foot the RAF call it on?
RAF do drill you kidding me :roll:

Called on Right foot, miss left foot, slide in right foot, left right left (turning) forward on the right foot if my memory serves me well. :?
Nearly right dont 'slide' in right foot (its a common fault) but take a half a pace "15" and ensure the heel of the right feet touches the instep of the left, when instructing, these two movements are combined and the trainee is to call out 'In, left, right, left' and step off with the right foot (anothe common fault)

Given on the right foot, check pace with left, half a pace with right then, "in, left, right, left" forward (right foot)

Pop quiz

What other foot drill movements are given on the right foot (there is not many)


Taking you a stage further...... bah blah blah
fcuk me im getting too old for this, salute to left/right i suppose
:salut:

Nope
 
#12
Nike mate, i.e. Just Do It. It will come back naturally, which can be a bit disconcerting after 25 years.
 
#14
Retiring after advancing to the front in squad?? (i was crap on my drill cadre ) if im wrong.
 
#15
Before I get to the answer (let it run for a bit) in what situation will the squad (party) be out of step at slow time but, its the only way they can march in that situation???
 
#16
ok ill get there in the end

eyes left/right

I wonder why in 1988 i was given extra drill for five hours up till about 2300hrs to sort that CNUT out or i wasnt going to get my best fitness award on the passing out parade the next day (and embarress the platoon staff) oh how i laughed :roll:
 

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#17
emptyeye said:
Before I get to the answer (let it run for a bit) in what situation will the squad (party) be out of step at slow time but, its the only way they can march in that situation???
Pallbearers?
 
#19
Auld-Yin said:
emptyeye said:
Before I get to the answer (let it run for a bit) in what situation will the squad (party) be out of step at slow time but, its the only way they can march in that situation???
Pallbearers?
On a tec' point they're actually in step, but out if you get my drift otherwise the coffin starts to sway from side to side....
 

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