Training

 In accordance with the King's Regulation


Reenactments consist of either tactical battles or public battles.  Public battles are scripted and involve the public as spectators.  Tactical battles are those in which only reenactors participate, and through using period tactics and movements, the participants engage in "mock combat" with the other side, and attempt to achieve mission objectives set forth in the days battle plan.  This is where training becomes the most important.  Through this section you will learn the basic hand signals and patrolling formations used by the Royal Ulster Rifles.  This section will also discuss and show proper drill and ceremony as this is the basics that every soldier (reenacted or real life) must master.

Training Subjects

 British Army Rank

The Section & The Platoon

Drill and Ceremony

Basic Hand Signals

Unit Dispositions or Formations with Hand Signals

Individual Fieldcraft Movements

 

See training video below

 

1935 Training Manual

Fieldcraft, Battle Drill, Section and Platoon Tactics

Introduction: By Rifleman Cory Beggs

      The purpose of this guide of instruction is to solidify the tactics that will be utilized by this unit.  It has been compiled from many sources.  These are tactics that range from 1936 to 1945.  The "British Battle Drill" will be the primary tactics used.  It is simple and, when executed properly, will allow us to take the fight to the enemy.

      Overall, we will use the methods that were followed over 60 years ago.  Some of these tactics will seem outdated and at times, a bit reckless, but one must understand that this is the first conflict in which sections and platoons did most of the fighting, not regiments and brigades.

     Before World War II, mass infantry formations, such as the regiment, brigade, or division, were the median that would carry the day.  Generals would depend on shear numbers to take objectives and hold them.  The second World War changed that.  With the increase in firepower per section, smaller units were more effective.  The availability in the numbers of heavy weapons allowed to the company or platoon to now accomplish the tasks that would have required a regiment in World War I.

    To properly portray the men of the 1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, it is our job to learn and successfully deploy these tactics.  Proficiency on the battlefield is essential to our impressions, as is our appearance and professionalism off the field.  WE SHOULD STAND APART FROM THE REST!

"Quis Seperabit"

Who will separate us

     Please watch and study this training video.