favorite drill movement - Page 4

January 14th, 2005  
Charge 7
The one I always liked which looks simple enough but isn't is the oblique manouver. Looks real sharp but has a very important military meaning as well. The warriors of ancient Greece and Rome used it quite effectively in their phalanx moves. It could be devastating to the enemy. Over the centuries it was largely forgotten until Frederick the Great of Prussia re-invigorated it.
January 14th, 2005  
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Fall out for Liberty Call!.......................
That would have to be mine too.
January 14th, 2005  
The halt
January 15th, 2005  
I'm a big fan of the present arms. But stand easy comes up high on my list as well.
March 6th, 2005  
My fave has always been Rest on your Arms Reversed, with the C1.

On my Senior Leader's course, we did some rudimentary pace-stick drill. They showed us a way to "shoulder arms" with a pace stick, for when you were marching in close quarters, say in between ranks on inspection. It was actually a cheat -- there's no such movement in the Manual of Drill & Ceremonial -- but it looked pretty sharp, and no one ever questioned it (although you always caught Sergeants-Major smirking when you did it).

Sweetest drill movement?


March 25th, 2005  
silent driller
Attention. Calling the command is so fun.

My "HUN" is said to sound like something out of a Three Tenors piece.
Others say it sounds like I've just been slugged on my gut.
I say it sounds like inflection!
March 29th, 2005  
Any armed exhibition drill movement, or trying to teach new cadets about face (typically because we have to catch them the first few times)
May 23rd, 2005  
Originally Posted by NCdt Steliga
The 'La croix' or as some people call it 'The Iron Cross'

If you don't know what it is, I'll explain. Just ask.
That would have to be my favourite also. Our drill team performed that movement at our ACR (Annual Cerimonial Review) this year. Its quite a simple movement but its fun. We wanted to pour baby powder or something as we were doing it so people could see the cross but the officers didnt want to make a mess on the parade square.
May 23rd, 2005  
A Can of Man
Drill looks pretty boring.
May 24th, 2005  
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Drill looks pretty boring.
You did not just say that. For the cadets the drill is what creates discipline. Its is vital for the military also