Saturday 31st March 1917 from our correspondent in the field
The 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, though behind the lines at Steenbecque, south-west of Hazebrouck are not idle. They have been practising the actions necessary when fighting as outposts in a battle. This morning A Company practised this in the open whilst B Company practised defence of a village.
In addition the Battalion has been finding ceremonial guards. At lunchtime they practised march discipline and learning march routine. They then had their rifles inspected by the Armourer Sergeant. To round this off they played football and other outdoor games this afternoon.