Life at the Regimental Depôt

1900 al 003a



Life at the Regimental Depôt

Strict attention is given to cleanliness in barracks, and the general work of cleaning and minor repairs is performed by a "Fatigue Party," which is furnished by each Company in rotation. The party is in the charge of a Non-commissioned Officer, who is responsible for the execution of the work.

The monotony of barrack life is relieved by various forms of recreation, the most popular being card playing; a quiet rubber is being indulged in, after the work of clearing up, by the orderlies. Provision is made for those men who wish to study, in the form of a well-stocked library ; and in the Sergeants' Mess a billiard table is always found.

The orderlies are here seen waiting for the " Orderly Sergeant," who will inspect the pans and pails to see that they are clean, before the rations are drawn. No labour is spared in cleaning, and the pans in this illustration are burnished like silver.

A Typical Day at a Depôt:
Réveille: 6 a.m.
Breakfast: 8 a.m.
Recruit's Drille: 9 a.m.
Orderly-room: 10 a.m.
Canteen opens: 12 noon.
Dinner: 1 p. m.
Drill: 2 p.m.
Tea: 4 p.m.
Tatoo Roll-call: 9 p.m.
"Lights out": 10 p.m.
"Last Post": 10.15 p.m.

1900 al 003a 1900 al 003b 1900 al 003c

PAU 1900-AL

Life at a Regimental Depôt. Drilling the Awkward Squad

THREE different drills are seen. The first is executed by men who have just joined and are practising turning and saluting. The picture then changes to one illustrating the drill of soldiers of one week's standing, practising the extension exercise, while the picture concludes with some manual exercises with rifle and bayonet.

PAU 1903-06


1 Paul  
2 Robert W. Paul

3 ≤ 18/09/1900 120 ft 
4 Grande-BretagneLondres, London Recruiting Depot, Trafalgar Square,  




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