The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58054   Message #918191
Posted By: toadfrog
25-Mar-03 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Danny Deever (Kipling/Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Meanings, Kipling army song
References to close-order drill practices have no parallel in the U.S. Army. We dropped close-order drill about the beginning of World War II.
Rapaire: I believe you, but they sure must have changed the structure of the rifle company quite a lot since I was in. Then, everything was triangular (3 rifle squads of 12 men to a platoon, 3 rifle platoons and a machine gun section to a rifle company, etc.)