FIX - BAYONETS.
FIX-BAYONETS... from the 'ATTENTION'.
Upon hearing the second word of command:-
2) The formation will... seize the handle of the bayonet
with the left hand, knuckles to the front, thumb and
fingers to the rear...
...at the same time push the muzzle of the rifle sharply
forward and turn the head to the right...
...the right-hand man ( three paces to the front ) will
look to his left.
3) Taking the time from the right-hand man ( who will move first ), draw the bayonet, turning the point upwards and keeping the elbow down.
Place the handle on the bayonet-bar, with the ring over the stud on the nose-cap... pressing it home to the catch.
Each man is to remain in the position indicated by the illustration at left once their bayonet is fitted and locked in place... looking at the right-hand man.
4) Upon hearing no further movement from the formation, the right-hand man will raise his disengaged ( right ) hand.
Taking the time from the right-hand man ( who will drop his disengaged arm sharply ), bring the rifle to the ORDER...
...at the same time, cut away the left hand to the side, turning the head and eyes to the front.
Upon completion of the movement, the right-hand man only of the formation will lift his rifle two inches clear of the ground, the rifle remaining perpendicular, step back three paces to his rear, halt, pick up his dressing within the line, then adopt the position of ATTENTION... rifle at the ORDER.