GROUND - ARMS.
( From the 'ORDER' )
TAKE UP - ARMS ( To the 'ORDER' ).
Upon hearing the last word of the command:-
1) Take a half pace to the front with the left foot...
...at the same time, place the rifle gently on the ground at the right side, magazine to the right, muzzle pointing to the front. The right hand will be approximately in line with the left toe as the rifle is placed on the ground.
2) In one clean movement... ( after a pause of one pace in 'quick time' ) stand up... taking a half pace to the rear with the left foot, and adopt the position of 'ATTENTION'.