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Categories: PATROLLING
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual Advanced Training

It is impossible to lay down any hard-and-fast rule governing the

formation and conduct of the operations of a patrol. Each situation will

have to be worked out by itself. The patrol should assume the general

formation of a column of troops on the march; that is, it will have an

advance guard, a main body, flankers and a rear guard. These several

elements may each be represented by only one man.