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Marching Naval Construction Battalion NMCB-1 (Seabees)
Marching Naval Construction Battalion NMCB-1 (Seabees)
370th Infantry Regiment walking toward the mountains at north of Prato - April 1945 (Gothic Line)
370th Infantry Regiment walking toward the mountains at north of Prato - April 1945 (Gothic Line)

Marching refers to the organized, uniformed, steady and rhythmic walking forward, usually associated with military troops. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (2100 × 1396 pixel, file size: 689 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 060203-N-3879H-002 Gulfport, Miss. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixel Image in higher resolution (2100 × 1396 pixel, file size: 689 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 060203-N-3879H-002 Gulfport, Miss. ... This article is about the Seabee naval unit. ... Image File history File links Nara_ww294_w455. ... Image File history File links Nara_ww294_w455. ... Prato is a city in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... German defensive positions in Northern Italy 1944 370th Infantry Regiment walking toward the mountains at north of Prato - April 1945 The Gothic Line, also known as Linea Gotica, formed Field Marshal Albert Kesselrings last major line of defence in the final stages of World War II along the summits... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the TV show, see F Troop. ...


Marching is often performed to march music, and often associated military parades. A march, as a musical genre, is a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Marching is part of basic training in the military in most countries. In most cases, marching uses a system of drill commands. Learning to march by obeying commands is considered a form of discipline. Drill commands are commands that are generally utilized in regard to a group that is marching, most often military or marching band. ... For other uses, see Discipline (disambiguation). ...


While marching, individuals must maintain their dress, cover, interval, and distance (DCID):

  • dress — alignment with the person to the side;
  • cover — alignment with the person in front;
  • interval — space between the person(s) to the side;
  • distance — space between the person in front.

In New Zealand and Australia, a competitive sport involving teams of marching girls grew up and became established in the 1930s.


In Northern Ireland marching is a major part of the culture, with hundreds of marches occurring annually. These are usually organized by groups such as the Orange Order, which provide most of the participants. Music is provided by marching bands including silver bands, flute bands and others. Marching is often seen as a symbol of control over a particular area, and marching is often seen as a sectarian activity. Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... The Orange Order is a Protestant fraternal organisation largely based in the province of Northern Ireland and in western Scotland but which has a worldwide membership. ... A marching band performs in a parade A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement – usually some type of marching – with their musical performance. ... The Lochgelly Band, a Scottish colliery band, circa 1890 A British-style brass band is a musical ensemble comprising a standardised range of brass and percussion instruments. ... Sectarianism is an adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination, it also usually involves a rejection of those not a member of ones sect. ...


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