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Training on the Antonine Wall

How did the soldiers train on the Antonine Wall?


How did the Roman soldiers train?  Find out all about drills on our website where you can download the Roman Soldier Drill practice…/kids-a…/fun-stuff-to-download

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Part of a soldier’s drill was weapons practice. At Bar Hill, there was a unit of Syrian archers who would have used and practised with arrows like this. It is a cage arrow and would have had tinder and cloth stuffed inside that could be lit, turning it into a fiery missile! See it here:

Soldiers also kept fit in other ways too – why not have a look at these Roman boxing gloves found at Vindolanda, down on Hadrian’s Wall. http://

Training and life on the Wall