ARMY LIFE

The Cavalry Depôt, Canterbury

1900 al 010a

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PART II. TRAINING IN THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE

Training Cavalry Horses

A Cavalry Recruit's trouble begins when, after preliminary foot drills, he is taught to ride, and in his first attempt frequently dismounts without receiving the word of command. By attention to the directions given by the Instructor these difficulties are soon overcome, and a ride in the fresh morning air gives keen enjoyment.
The various drills are then learnt ; mounting and dismounting practice is gone through, and Sword and Lance Drill is practised both mounted and dismounted. If a man shows signs of becoming an expert in the use of his particular weapon, every encouragement is given him, and he soon becomes an Instructor and a Non-commissioned Officer.

1900 al 010a 1900 al 010b 1900 al 010c 1900 al 010d

PAU 1900-AL


THE TRAINING OF CAVALRY AT CANTERBURY

The Recruit's First Ride

THIS scene is by no means devoid of humour, as the recruits taking part in it are seen at their first attempts at horsemanship. About a dozen of them, having mounted with difficulty, are instructed to ride round the circle, in the centre of which is their sergeant, who whips up the horses, to the youngsters great inconvenience. Several of them are pitched off, and their horses are seen still runing round riderless. The men are subsequently seen practising mounting and dismounting. Some of them manage this easily, but others go through the most extraordinary antics in endeavouring to obtain a seat.

PAU 1903-06

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1 Paul  
2 Robert W. Paul

3 ≤ 18/09/1900 80 ft
4 Grande-Bretagne, Canterbury  

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03/11/1900 Grande-BretagneNorwich Walter R. Booth Infantry at squad drill

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