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The Following RDMA Manuals are downloadable:

 

         RDMA Mace Manual for Pipes and Drums v.3.0            

            RDMA Drill Manual for Pipes and Drums v.3.0

         RDMA Dress Manual for Pipes and Drums v 2.5 

            RDMA Plaid Tying v.3.0  (Included in the Dress Manual)

           

 

More helpful manuals:

 

Pipe Band Drum Major - A Basic Guide by Joe MacDonald, former Drum Major of the Queens Own Highlanders (Seaforth  and Camerons)

 

Drum Major's Staff Manual by John Moon, former Drum Major of the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards

 

 

The Following Military Manuals are downloadable:

 

 

United Kingdom

 

             U.K. Infantry Training, The Drummer's Handbook 1985 (Army Code No. 71333, File no. D/DAT/13/28/2)

                                 Permission to post Chapters 1 through 4 through express permission to the RDMA by the Ministry of Defence, British Army,

                                  Infantry Publications, Headquarters Infantry (26 January 2009)

             U.K. Manual of Elementary Drill (All Arms) 1935, 26 Manuals 1457

                                  Crown copyright  and reproduced with the permission of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (9 April 2003)

          U.K. H.M. Royal Marines Mace Manual 1

             U.K. H.M. Royal Marines Mace Manual 2

             U.K. H.M. Royal Marines Mace Manual 3

             U.K. H.M. Royal Marines Mace Manual 4

 

 

United States

 

             U.S. Army, Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps, 3d Infantry, Espontoon Manual

                   

U.S. Army, The Marching Band (Nov 2007), TC 12-45

U.S. Army, The Military Band (Dec 1969), FM 12-50     Courtesy of U.S. Army, Combined Arms Research Library

U.S. Army, The Marching Band (Jan 1957), FM 12-50  Courtesy of U.S. Army, Combined Arms Research Library

 

             U.S. Army Bands Field Manual 12-50 Appendix B (Oct 1999)

                       Section 1:   Formations and Alignments

                       Section 2:   Marching Movements

                       Section 3:   Band Commander Movements

                       Section 4:   Military Ceremonies

 

            U.S. Army Drum Major Lesson No. 1:  Stationary Movements & Manual of Instruments

            U.S. Army Drum Major Lesson No. 2:  The Manual of the Mace

            U.S. Army Drum Major Lesson No. 3:  Marching Band Drill

            U.S. Army Drum Major Lesson No. 4:  The Review Ceremony

            U.S. Army Drum Major Lesson No. 5:  Parades

            U.S. Army Drum Major Lesson No. 6:  Honor Guards, Honor Cordons, Guard Mounts, and Funerals

 

            U.S. Army Drill and Ceremonies Manual (Jul 2003), FM 3-21.5

 

            U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band Manual

 

            U.S. Marine Corps Band Manual (Dec 2004), MCO P5000.18B

            U.S. Marine Corps Band Manual Part I (Feb 2002), MCO P5000.18A

            U.S. Marine Corps Band Manual Part II (Feb 2002), MCO P5000.18A

            U.S. Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual (Mar 1983), NAVMC 2691

            U.S. Marine Corps Manual for Drummers and Buglers (Dec 1971), NAVMC 2643

            U.S. Marine Corps Manual for Drummers, Trumpeters, and Fifers (Apr 1935)

 

            U.S. War Department,  The Band (Jul 1946), FM 12-50    Courtesy of U.S. Army, Combined Arms Research Library

            U.S. War Department,  The Band (Mar 1941), FM 28-5       Courtesy of U.S. Army, Combined Arms Research Library

            U.S. War Department,  The Band (Jun 1939), FM 28-5

 

            U.S. War Department, Infantry Drill Regulations (Oct 1891) Part 1   Courtesy of U.S. Army, Combined Arms Research Library

            U.S. War Department, Infantry Drill Regulations (Oct 1891) Part 2

            U.S. War Department, Infantry Drill Regulations (Oct 1891) Part 3 [The Band pp 183-185]

            U.S. War Department, Infantry Drill Regulations (Oct 1891) Part 4

            U.S. War Department, Infantry Drill Regulations (Oct 1891) Part 5

 

 

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