Sheffield Volunteer Defence Corps General Scheme of Training (Published 1915)

Sheffield Volunteer Defence Corps General Scheme of Training (Published 1915)

Tiny pocket size booklet - c.9cm by 11.5cm (A47RWSO)

Includes a section by J Hall-Dalwood, Regimental Commandant, Headquarters, Sheffield, which is dated February 1915.

From the first inside page: The objects to be aimed at in the training of the members of the Sheffield Volunteer Defence Corps are - (1) To develop the spirit of self-reliance by disciplined knowledge. The training will assist each member to become an important component of an organised fighting machine; to bear fatigue and, perhaps, danger cheer­fully; to implicitly obey orders and repose confidence in his superior officers; and to know that he can take care of himself and protect others who are unable to do so. (2) To acquire a knowledge of the rifle, bayonet, and spade.

RESPONSIBILITY OF TRAINING: All Commanders, from Platoon Commanders upwards, are responsible for the training of their commands. Superiors, while delegating authority for the training of subordinate units, are themselves responsible that the training is carried out in accordance with the instructions contained in" Infantry Training, 1914." They must never forego their functions of guidance and control, but must exercise supervision over the work of their subordinate commanders.

The condition of the booklet is generally good. The covers have some very minor scuffs, and light wear along the edges of corners, but the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact and bound. There is foxing to the outside page leaves, which has spilled over to the edges of some inside pages, and further foxing throughout. There is also an ex libris label on the inside front cover.