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A History of the RAF Servicing Commandos by J.P. Kellett & J. Davies

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Despite such opinions, the first rifle intended for universal issue to all infantry was the Model 1851 or Minie, itself superseded by the superior Enfield of 1853. Similarly it took some decades for the tactics of rifle corps to be recognised as the future of infantry service, as linear tactics continued to be used; but experience in colonial campaigns, and the adoption of a weapon accurate at much greater distances than the old smoothbore, proved that the method of operation and the enlightened discipline of the light infantry and riflemen were the most powerful influences that modernised infantry tactics.

17. , pp. 6, 23. 18. M. Bacon, Address ... read to the Corps of Norwich Riflemen, Norwich, 1804. 61 19. United Service Journal, 1841, Vol. I, p. 558. 20. Colonel Lloyd-Verney, Records of the Infantry Militia Battalions of the County of Southampton, London, 1894, p. 223. 21. Caldwell & Cooper, Waterloo, p. 130. 22. G. , p. 20. 23. Manningham, Military Lectures. 24. Leach, Rough Sketches, p. 409. 25. , pp. 112, 120-1. 26. Kincaid, pp. 8, 47, 183. 27. Harris, Recollections, p. 92. 28. Cooper, A Practical Guide, pp.

Also present here is a bugler, whose uniform is indistinguishable from those of his fellows: this is taken from a contemporary illustration, although the 1802 clothing regulations stated that the seams of their coats should be piped white, and that their shoulder straps should have black and white worsted tufts. E: TRAINING 58 A skirmishing exploit. While advancing at Vittoria, at Arinez, Lieutenant John Fitzmaurice of the 1/95th outdistanced his company (not being burdened with full equipment) and flung himself upon a retreating French artillery team.

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