Description:The battalion signallers form up in the courtyard and practise their semaphore. A company on parade fixes bayonets and is inspected by its company officer, following which the men march off. Men practise bayonet fighting, including the butt smash. Vickers machine gun crews practise deploying their guns on a very high tripod mount. The full ceremony of changing the Tower guard, for which the officers carry their swords. A sergeant takes a drill class.
The Cinque Ports Battalion guarding the Tower of London, October-December 1914.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / British Army, Sussex Regiment, 5th Battalion / training, British military - specialist: signals / training, British military / ceremonies, British - customary: changing of the guard / 31/3(41) / GB, England & London, EC