Lady Susan Stewart's Reel?

Ian McHaffie

Message 36230 · 19 Aug 2003 17:38:28 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Interesting how threads can wander, Mike!

I can remember "Right – turn" – but NOT "By the right – turn". What
there was (and perhaps still is) in the British and Canadian military
was "By the right – quick march" which meant that the marchers in any
one row took their dressing / covering (i.e. stayed in line) with the
marcher at the right end of the row. Is this perhaps what you remember?

Similar to maintaining dressing / covering / partnership with the
opposite dancer in a mirror reel – to keep the thread on topic!

Ian McHaffie
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On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at 11:03 AM, Norma or Mike Briggs wrote:

> In the British military, the command for a group of soldiers in a
> drill formation to make a 90 deg turn to the right used to be "Right
> -- turn!" I seem to remember hearing also the command "By the right
> -- turn!" Can anyone verify this?
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> Mike
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