8976Re: Officers from the ranks....
- Jan 1, 2001--- In WarOf1812@egroups.com, BritcomHMP@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 1/1/2001 4:40:16 PM Central Standard Time,HQ93rd@a...
> << Perhaps the people who will be running the officer/NCO courses
> include training in enunciating from the diaphragm rather than theabout the
> throat, so that a commander's voice is not lost to a hoarse gargle
> half way through a battle. >>
> Amen to that!
> Yes, its called singing! A (long) while ago there was a programe
> preparations for Trooping the Colour for the Queens BirthdayParade. It was
> pointed out that the Brigade Major (the chap who sits on his horseshouting
> out all the orders) go 6 months of singing lessons to teach him howto
> project from the diaphragm and not wreck his throat in a fewminuets.
> I can also just remember when all the regiments of Foot Guards hadslightly
> different notes to the orders so that, if more than one unit was onparade at
> the same time, it was obvious which officer was giving the orders.In my early days as commanding sjt of the Imuc I was apparently known
as the "singing serjeant". I suppose both for my elevated voice of
command and the fact that my commands were usually attenuated in
modern fashion - and that my singing voice is high. Doug
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