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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:48 BST (UK) »
The Pace Stick one of the 3 aids to drill, "the drum, the metronome and the pace stick"  :)

I think my Pa knew an important 4th

The Drill Sergeant - his was (I thought called Sgt. Major Brittain, (sp.) but I can find no reference to him) but was sure he was the loudest man in the British Army  ;D

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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:58 BST (UK) »
The Pace Stick one of the 3 aids to drill, "the drum, the metronome and the pace stick"  :)

I think my Pa knew an important 4th

The Drill Sergeant - his was (I thought called Sgt. Major Brittain, (sp.) but I can find no reference to him) but was sure he was the loudest man in the British Army  ;D

Wendi  :)

RSM Brittain was the "Top Soldier" in the British Army and for a while a bit of a celeb....

Heres some footage

http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/335397

Loathe though I am to use it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Brittain

He was in Carrington VC with David Niven
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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 24 April 08 21:59 BST (UK) »
Yes ... your Pa he probably did Wendi

I think even I have heard that illustrious name RSM Brittain, lol.

Can't work the pace-stick without the senior soldier putting in hours of practice to become proficient in the art of pacing the stick.  Some soldiers were able to do it with one in each hand (pace-sticks I mean)  ;D
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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 24 April 08 22:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks both !  That's him Srim!! I remember seeing him on TV loads of years ago and my Pa telling me (as he still shivered under the voice) that RSM Brittian had coached him in "voice commands"  ;D

LOL at you atom12 ;D :'( ;D  :-X :-X :-X

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Re: A Sergeants Baton
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 24 April 08 22:21 BST (UK) »
Hi All...interesting stuff  :)

Attaching one pic, if anyone is interested...as I now know it is a swagger or walking out stick.  Cannot see any of the engravings in this full one though...

Thank you all for your imput, you learn summat new everyday  ;D

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