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Royal Naval handbook of Field training 1926 | Compass Library

Royal Naval Field Training Handbook (1926)

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By Authority of the
Lords Commisioners of the Admiralty

H.M.S.O., 1926

printed by EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODE Ltd, London, 1926

Royal Naval Handbook of Field Training is an original Admiralty handbook published in 1926. Very well illustrated with diagrams and photographs, the book covers the standard small arms, field gun, and weapons training and drill of the Royal Navy soon after the First World War. Subjects covered include: Squad Drill, Rifle Exercises, Bayonet training, Platoon formations, Sword Exercises, Cutlass Drill, Company Drill, Webley Pistol Mk VI, Field Gun Drill, Battery Drill, Machine Gun Drill, the Lewis Gun, and Ceremonial Duties. There are numerous excellent photos of kit, webbing, rifles, pistols, swords, field guns and limbers. The various firing positions for the rifle, Lewis Gun, and Webley Mk VI are also illustrated.

336 pages, illustrated with diagrams and photographs


In good condition. The boards are in fair to good condition, with general signs of use, some marks, and some wear at the corners. The binding and hinges are good and secure. The text, illustrations, and photographs are in very good condition, with a few minor marks.

Published: 1926
Blue boards with gilt titling
Illustrated with diagrams and photographs
Dimensions: 110mm x 165mm
Pages: 335