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1903. Excerpt: ... B. TACTICAL OPERATION AT ALDERSHOT. (See Maps 1,
2.) Advanced Guard V. Advanced Guard. March 27, 19--. This scheme
was originally set at a Field Officers' Examination held at
Aldershot in March, 1899, under the General and Special Ideas here
given. It has now been worked out over again with careful regard to
the ground, and to the later conditions of modern warfare.
Permission has been accorded to the Author, by the General Officer
Commanding at Aldershot, to make use of the original General and
Special Ideas of the scheme for purposes of publication. General
Idea. An advancing Eastern army meets a hostile advancing Western
army. Special Idea. Western Force (Blue). At 10 a.m., at which hour
operations will commence, the situation is as follows: --You are in
command of the advanced guard of a division (consisting of two
battalions, one battery, and one squadron, with a half bearer
company). From reports received last night, the enemy's advanced
troops have reached the Fox Hills. At 9.30 a.m. you receive the
following order: --"odiham, March 27, 19--8.30 a.m. "Advance at
once and seize the high ground to the east and north-east of
Laffan's Plain. The division will bivouac to-night on Laffan's
Plain, and your troops will secure this bivouac from the east. "By
order, H.H., "Chief of Staff.' Special Idea. Eastern Force (Red).
At 10 a.m., at which hour operations will commence, the situation
is as follows: You are in command of the advanced guard of a
division (consisting of two battalions, one battery, and one
squadron, with a half bearer company). From reports received last
night, the enemy's advanced troops had reached Crookuam. The
division, of which you are the advanced guard, marching from
Normandy this morning, will reach Laffan's Plain at 2 p.m., where
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