Figure 5-10.From single file to column of twos.
The commands Forward, MARCH are given to
resume original direction of march. MARCH is given as
the foot toward the original front hits the ground;
then each member takes another step, turns on the ball
of that foot, and steps off to the front.
While marching at the oblique, the command
HALT is given on the left foot to halt from right
oblique and on the right foot to halt from left oblique.
At the command, each member takes another step in the
oblique direction, turns to the front on the ball of that
foot, and halts on that spot.
When you wish to temporarily halt a unit marching
at the oblique, the commands In Place, HALT are
given. Each member halts in two counts, as at quick
time, but remains facing in the oblique direction. The
only commands that can be given after halting in place
are Resume, MARCH. On MARCH, the movement
continues in the oblique direction.
FROM SINGLE FILE TO COLUMN OF TWOS:
This movement is done only from a halt, and all
members required to move do so at the same time. The
commands are Column of Twos To the Left, (or
Right), MARCH. On MARCH, the front member
stands fast. Even-numbered members (counting from
front to rear) face half left on the ball of the right foot
and at the same time step off on the left foot.
Figure 5-10 shows this movement. These members take
two steps, turning to the front on the ball of the right
foot when that foot hits the ground. They march
forward and halt when abreast and at normal intervals
from the odd-numbered members that were formerly in
front of them. Odd-numbered members (except the
front member) march forward and halt upon reaching a
normal distance from the members that are now in front
FROM COLUMN OF TWOS TO SINGLE FILE:
This movement, done from a halt, normally is used to
return a squad to its original position after completing