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To the flank: 1. Right (left), 2. FACE,

Raise slightly the left heel and right toe; face to the right, turning on the right heel, assisted by a slight pressure on the ball of the left foot; place the left

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foot by the side of the right. Left face is executed on the left heel in the corresponding manner.

Right (left), half face is executed similarly, facing 45°. To face in marching and advance, turn on the ball of either foot and step off with the other foot in the

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new line of direction; to face in marching without gaining ground in the new direction, turn on the ball of either foot and mark time.

To the rear: 1. About, 2. FACE.

Carry the toe of the right foot about half foot length to the rear and slightly to the left of the left heel without changing the position of the left foot; face to the rear, turning to the right on the left heel and right toe; place the right heel by the side of the left.

STEPS AND MARCHING

All steps and marchings executed from a halt, except right step, begin with the left foot.

The length of the full step in quick time is 30 inches, measured from heel to heel, and the cadence is at the rate of 128 steps per minute.

. The length of the full step in double time is 36 inches; the cadence is at the rate of 180 steps per minute.

The instructor, when necessary, indicates the cadence of the step by calling one, two, three, four, or left, right, the instant the left and right foot, respectively, should be planted.

The command of execution for all movements to be executed while marching is given as either foot strikes the ground, except as otherwise specifically prescribed in these regulations; the movement commences when the following foot is planted.

All steps and marchings and movements involving march are executed in quick time unless the squad be marching in double time or double time be added to the command; in the latter case double time is added to the preparatory command. Example: 1. Squad right, Double time, 2. MARCH (School of the Squad).

QUICK TIME

Being at a halt to march forward in quick time: 1. Forward, 2. MARCH.

At the command forward shift the weight of the body to the right leg, left knee straight.

At the command march move the left foot smartly straight forward 30 inches from the right, sole near the ground, and plant it without shock; next, in like manner, advance the right foot and plant it as above; continue the march. The arms swing naturally in a fore-and-aft direction and not across the body.

Being at a halt, or in march or in quick time, to march in double time: 1. Double time, 2. MARCH.

If at a halt, at the first command, shift the weight of the body to the right leg at the command MARCH; raise the forearms, fingers closed, thumbs up, knuckles outward, to a horizontal position along the waist line; take up an easy run with the step and cadence of double time, allowing a natural swinging motion to the arms.

(See fig. 5a.) If marching in quick time, at the command MARCH, given as either foot strikes the ground, take one step in quick time and then step off in double time.

To resume the quick time: 1. Quick time, 2. MARCH.

At the command MARCH given as either foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the other foot in double time; resume the quick time, dropping the hands by the sides.

TO MARK TIME

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Being in march: 1. Mark time, 2. MARCH.

At the command MARCH, given as either foot strikes the ground advance and plant the other foot; bring up the foot in rear and continue the cadence by alternately raising each foot about 2 inches and planting it on line with the other.

Being at halt, at the command MARCH raise and plant first the left foot, then the right as described above.

THE HALF STEP

1. Half step, 2. MARCH.

Take steps of 15 inches in quick time, 18 inches in double time.

Forward, Half step, Halt, and Mark time may be executed one from the other in quick or double time.

To resume the full step from half step or mark time: 1. Forward, 2. MARCH.

SIDE STEP

Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Right (left) step, 2. MARCH

Carry and plant the right (or left) foot 10 inches to the right (or left); bring the left or right) foot beside it and continue the movement in the cadence of quick time.

The side step is used for short distances only and is not executed in double time.

If at order arms, the side step is executed at trail without command.

BACK STEP

Being at halt or mark time: 1. Backward, 2. MARCH. Take steps of 15 inches straight to the rear. The back step is used for short distances only and is not executed in double time.

If at order arms, the back step is executed at trail without command.

TO HALT

To arrest the march in quick or double time: 1. Squad, 2. HALT.

At the command HALT, given as either foot strikes the ground, plant the other as in marching; raise and plant the first foot by the side of the other. If in double time plant other foot in double time and then halt in two counts.

TO MARCH BY THE FLANK

Being in march: 1. By the right (left) flank, 2. MARCH.

At the command MARCH, given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot; then face to the right in marching and step off in the new direction with the right foot.

TO MARCH TO THE REAR

Being in march: 1. To the rear, 2. MARCH.

At the command MARCH, given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot; turn to the right about on the balls of both feet and immediately step off with the left foot.

If marching in double time, turn to the right about, taking four steps in place, keeping the cadence, and then step off with the left foot.

CHANGE STEP

Being in march: 1. Change step, 2. MARCH.

At the command MARCH, given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot; plant the toe of the right foot near the heel of the left and step off with the left foot.

The change on the right foot is similarly executed, the command MARCH being given as the left foot strikes the ground.

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