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To form Columns

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To form Columns

This is how we get in and out of columns

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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.

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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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