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Old 16-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #68
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A military parade (square bashing in British military slang) is a formation of soldiers whose movement is restricted by close-order manoeuvring known as drilling or marching...

Bunde was a small town, famous for Cigar manufacturing,Local Night Clubs and as the home of SOXMIS – the Soviet Mission in West Germany, so we got used to seeing Russian staff cars on our local roads and being followed by them on exercise...

A military drill is memorizing certain actions through repetition until the action is instinctive to the soldiers being drilled. Complex actions are broken down into simpler ones which can be practised in isolation so when the whole is put together the desired results are achieved. Such is necessary for a fighting force to perform at maximum efficiency in all manner of situations. However, depending on the army and the drills it adopts drilling may destroy flexibility and initiative in exchange for predictability and cohesion, for example in the Soviet Army...

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