Does the army still do bayonet fighting? I would think it is a very outdated mode of fighting. is there not a law against stabbing people? It seems a very uncouth way to carry on, but then what would I know, I'm a civilian with no inkling of what goes on in the army or indeed real life.
Have I told you that I've organised adventure training before? I have and it was really good. We walked for a good 100 metres or so and then lived in a tent. We were nearly special forces by the end of it. I love me, who do you love?
Prelims as per normal but must include safety brief contained in the instructors notes. To motivate the troops you pick points 100m away (i.e. Post, sign etc) and they sprint to them points on word of command. Use W.O.C. "Take Cover" if not working hard enough and they lepard crawl to the object! The beasting is also done to mask your movement in order to get you to the correct demo position. Control is the key and the last thing you want is a troop/platoon of hyped up mad-men running around the bayonet fighting area so it is essential that they FREEZE on the whistle blast.
If you are UK based, phone the Platoon QMSIs at Inf Wpns Div at Brecon and ask to come down and watch Bayonet fighting when the "Junior Brecon" course is running. The old addage "a picture paints a thousand words" Any other info you need just ask.