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British musketry training 1900 to 1918

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This is a presentation delivered to a monthly meeting of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (HBSA) of Great Britain in London, UK. Website: www.hbsa-uk.org
Nick Harlow details and illustrates many of the musketry (rifle shooting) training methods that the British Army used in the years prior to World War 1 WW!

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British musketry training 1900 to 1918

  1. 1. British Musketry Training 1900-1918
  2. 2. Boer War Musketry Training
  3. 3. School of Musketry
  4. 4. General Sir Charles Monro • Chief Instructor at Hythe, 1901-1903 • Commandant, 1903-1907 • Nurtured the twin doctrines of ‘Rapid Aimed Fire’ and ‘Fire and Movement’ • Combined, these became part of the ‘Monro Doctrine’ Major General Sir Charles Monro (1860 – 1929)
  5. 5. Musketry Training 1903
  6. 6. Brigadier Norman McMahon • Chief Instructor at Hythe, 1905-1909 • Nick-named the ‘Musketry Maniac’ by troops. • Credited as the inventor of the ‘Mad Minute’. • Highly influential to theory of firepower in war. Brigadier Norman McMahon, 1866 – 1914
  7. 7. Training Manuals –Appendix 1905
  8. 8. Musketry Regulations, 1909
  9. 9. Military illustrations Musketry Training, 1905 & 1909 Musketry Training, 1914
  10. 10. Illustrations Infantry Training, 1911 Rifle Exercises Made Easy (1914)
  11. 11. 1914
  12. 12. Battlefield Targetry (1)
  13. 13. Battlefield Targetry (2)
  14. 14. Landscape Target in use (1)
  15. 15. Landscape Targets in use (2)
  16. 16. Kitchener’s Army
  17. 17. Ogden’s “Infantry Training”
  18. 18. Card Training Aids (1)
  19. 19. Card Training Aids (2)
  20. 20. Card Training Aids (3)
  21. 21. Aim Corrector
  22. 22. Aiming Disc
  23. 23. Aiming Rest
  24. 24. Miniature rifle practice
  25. 25. Gale & Polden(1)
  26. 26. Gale & Polden illustrations (1) How To Instruct In Aiming and Firing (1915) Hythe Musketry Course (1914)
  27. 27. The “Regiment”
  28. 28. NRA School of Musketry
  29. 29. Musketry Addendum No. 4
  30. 30. 1918
  31. 31. Small Arms Training, 1924
  32. 32. ‘Mad Minute’

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