A Very Fast M-1


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HOWARD J
November 19, 2010, 01:35 PM
http://pedrodaveiga.blogspot.com/2009/12/banda-militar-da-guarda-real-norueguesa.html

Someone sent me this video---I think it is the Norway Marching Guard.
These guys can sling an M-1----:)

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WoofersInc
November 19, 2010, 01:49 PM
Cool video. I like the one of the Navy team also..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgcGNDxuyoI

Hardtarget
November 20, 2010, 12:10 AM
When you think of hours of practice! That was great a team and a really a good show.

Mark

kingpin008
November 20, 2010, 12:23 AM
Very cool. I always wondered what the point of all that was. Not that it's pointless, but...is there any reason for it other than showing off? What was the origin? Are there specific moves that signify things, or is it just to show how much of a bad-ass you can be slinging a rifle around?

forindooruseonly
November 20, 2010, 12:34 AM
I'm amazed every time i see something with such coordination. And I dug the whole "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" musical arrangement...

EddieNFL
November 20, 2010, 07:45 AM
Very cool. I always wondered what the point of all that was. Not that it's pointless, but...is there any reason for it other than showing off? What was the origin? Are there specific moves that signify things, or is it just to show how much of a bad-ass you can be slinging a rifle around?
1. The five purposes of close order drill are to:
- Provide simple formation from which various combat formations could readily be assumed.
- Move units from one place to another in a standard and orderly manner, while maintaining the best possible appearance.
- Provide the troops an opportunity to handle individual weapons.
- Instill discipline through precision and automatic response to orders.
- Increase a leader’s confidence through the exercise of command by giving proper commands and drilling troops.

It goes beyond the above, but I'm not sure most outside the military quite grasp it.

DonP
November 20, 2010, 09:56 AM
It all starts with learning the comand "Inspection Arms" as a unit.

Combine that with close order drill and pretty soon one unit wants to be a little better, a little slicker and a little flashier than the guys across the parade ground.

M67
November 20, 2010, 04:20 PM
His Majesty The King's Guard. (King of Norway, that is.)

They are all conscripts, including the musicians.

The marching and music is something they do in addition to their primary duty as riflemen.

JoelSteinbach
November 20, 2010, 04:38 PM
Awesome with bayonettes too

Furncliff
November 20, 2010, 06:28 PM
Our Marines are here... USMC Silent Drill Team. Check out some of the videos:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yMT5PbU8BA&feature=related

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