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Conduct Of The Patrol

Categories: PATROLLING
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual Advanced Training

In communicating with each other for ordinary purposes the members of

the patrol use signals agreed upon before the start. For this purpose

each man must constantly keep within sight and hearing distance of the

leader. A patrol moves cautiously, taking advantage of all available

cover, seeking in every way to see without being seen. It halts

frequently to listen and make careful observations of its surroundings.

Except at night a patrol should not move on roads. Villages and

inhabited places should not as a rule be entered. During the daytime it

seeks high ground from which it can scan the country and at night it

seeks a position from which the sky line can be observed.