Notes for Entrainment at Havre. February 1916

Notes for Entrainment at Havre.

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  1. O.C. Units will receive instructions from Base Commandant’s office as to the “Point” of entrainment and the hour at which it commences. They should reconnoitre their route and arrange that the unit does dot arrive more than 30 minutes before the time.
  1. They will see that all lettering on vehicles showing unit to which they belong is pasted out.
  2. See that waterbottles are filled as there is no drinking water for men at the “Points”. (Horses can however be watered.)
  3. Detail a ration party as ordered.
  4. (Ration for all “Points” except 6 are drawn at Point 4. Rations for Point 6 are drawn at the W end of the Platform.)
  5. Send a representative of unit to assist in allotment of trucks, etc. he should arrive 15 minutes before unit.
  6. Caution their men and especially the advanced party that no equipment, etc., is to be taken off or arms piled on arrival at “Point” except at the place indicated by the R.T.O.
  7. Ensure that cooking pots, also canvass water buckets and “breast ropes” (for horse trucks) are handy on arrival at “Point.”
  8. The following are suitable for “breast ropes” (see next para.): –
  1. Drag-ropes – two per truck.
  2. Built-up picketing ropes – 4 per truck.
  3. Spare heads ropes – 2 per truck.
  4. Only if enough of these are not available should special rope be procured from the Ordnance, 26ft per truck of 8 horses.
  1. Trucks must be sanded previous to placing horses in them.Eight horses are placed in a truck, four aside facing one another. They are secured by the head-ropes to rings in the roof and also be breast ropes.Two men will then be detailed to travel in the truck, one of whom must constantly remain with the horses.
  2. As each truck-load is boxed, the harness, forage, and buckets are placed in the centre in the space between the breast ropes, and doors closed to within a foot.
  3. Harness should never be removed until R.T.O. indicates the place where it is to be taken off.
  4. The O.C. Train will be responsible that –
  1. Railway regulations are complied with, and that the running of trains and Railway services is not interfered with.
  2. No one travels on roofs or steps of carriages or in the guards brakes.
  3. There is no smoking in horse-trucks.
  4. A piquet is detailed with orders to detrain at every halt to prevent men leaving the train. A report to be made to R.T.O. that this has been done. If number of troop trucks in considerable, half the piquet should travel in front part of train and half in rear.
  5. Men attempting to leave the train should be severely dealt with.
  6. A guard is posted on the door of any refreshment room en route to prevent men entering.
  1. HIGGINS, Captain G. HENEAGE, Major

D.A.Q.M.G.                                        D.A.D.R.T.

Havre

February 1916

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Army Printing & Stationary Services, 471, 1,000, 7-16.

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  1. O.C. Units will receive instructions from Base Commandant’s office as to the “Point” of entrainment and the hour at which it commences. They should reconnoitre their route and arrange that the unit does dot arrive more than 30 minutes before the time.
  1. They will see that all lettering on vehicles showing unit to which they belong is pasted out.
  2. See that waterbottles are filled as there is no drinking water for men at the “Points”. (Horses can however be watered.)
  3. Detail a ration party as ordered.
  4. (Ration for all “Points” except 6 are drawn at Point 4. Rations for Point 6 are drawn at the W end of the Platform.)
  5. Send a representative of unit to assist in allotment of trucks, etc. he should arrive 15 minutes before unit.
  6. Caution their men and especially the advanced party that no equipment, etc., is to be taken off or arms piled on arrival at “Point” except at the place indicated by the R.T.O.
  7. Ensure that cooking pots, also canvass water buckets and “breast ropes” (for horse trucks) are handy on arrival at “Point.”
  8. The following are suitable for “breast ropes” (see next para.): –
  1. Drag-ropes – two per truck.
  2. Built-up picketing ropes – 4 per truck.
  3. Spare heads ropes – 2 per truck.
  4. Only if enough of these are not available should special rope be procured from the Ordnance, 26ft per truck of 8 horses.
  1. Trucks must be sanded previous to placing horses in them.Eight horses are placed in a truck, four aside facing one another. They are secured by the head-ropes to rings in the roof and also be breast ropes.Two men will then be detailed to travel in the truck, one of whom must constantly remain with the horses.
  2. As each truck-load is boxed, the harness, forage, and buckets are placed in the centre in the space between the breast ropes, and doors closed to within a foot.
  3. Harness should never be removed until R.T.O. indicates the place where it is to be taken off.
  4. The O.C. Train will be responsible that –
  1. Railway regulations are complied with, and that the running of trains and Railway services is not interfered with.
  2. No one travels on roofs or steps of carriages or in the guards brakes.
  3. There is no smoking in horse-trucks.
  4. A piquet is detailed with orders to detrain at every halt to prevent men leaving the train. A report to be made to R.T.O. that this has been done. If number of troop trucks in considerable, half the piquet should travel in front part of train and half in rear.
  5. Men attempting to leave the train should be severely dealt with.
  6. A guard is posted on the door of any refreshment room en route to prevent men entering.
  1. HIGGINS, Captain G. HENEAGE, Major

D.A.Q.M.G.                                        D.A.D.R.T.

Havre

February 1916

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Army Printing & Stationary Services, 471, 1,000, 7-16.

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