Fourth Movement Column Right

Being in column of squads, to change direction: 1. Column right (left),


At the second command the front rank of the leading squad turns to the

right on moving pivot as in the School of the Squad; the other ranks,

without command, turn successively on the same ground and in similar


It is a very common error for the pivot man to take too short a step and

thereby cause a jam. Bear this in mind. Another very common error is for

the flank man (or men) to take a very long step. This is caused by the

pivot man's forgetting to glance and see when the flank man arrives on

the line, before he takes the full step. Another common error is to get

out of column while making this movement. Bear this in mind and walk

straight to the turning point.

Now we come to the last two movements. They cause more trouble than any