Training the Light Infantry

Light Infantry Training 


       So new was the concept of Light Armed Foot or light infantry in the the British army, there was no formal training program, and with the exception of Robert Rogers' "Rules for the Ranging Service" nor was there a training manual for the light infantry during the French and Indian War.  The task of making sure the light infantryman was prepared for their tasks fell upon the company commander.The Captain of the light Infantry company had his own experience, any instructions given to him from his commanders, and the advice of his peers and subordinates to help him to complete the instruction of his soldiers.

       Details are few in regards to the training that the officers and non-commissioned officers put their men through. Training would have varied from one theater to another and even one company to another.


 1.  Knox, John.  

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