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Cookes Tactics and Drill
To form Columns


To form Columns

This is how we get in and out of columns


Here is the Platoon in line. At the command "By Fours- March" the first set proceeds forward, the second set obliques to the right until they are in line behind the first set.


Here the platoon is in a column of fours at the walk and we need to get into a column of twos. At the command "By Two's -Trot- March", the 1's and 2's picks up the trot, the 3's and 4's obliques in behind them. This is repeated down the column.

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