Sheet Music of
from Lt.Col. John
" A Century of Rifles"
|Halifax Rifles Pipe Band -1952- Pipe Major Alan Cant
Cornwallis Street, Halifax
(63rd Bn in 1927& 23rd Armd Regt in 1952)
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The Music and Marching Pace
In the 18th and 19th century the heavy infantry moved in close formation
at a slow controlled pace. Rifle and Light Infantry Regiments, on the
other hand, frequently on outpost duty, needed to move about the
battlefield faster, often at the double or at 140 paces to the minute
compared to the standard 120, as it was in the case of The Halifax Rifles,
in this choice of a march anthem.