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d. Breakfast is usually issued as a hot meal and

lunch as a cold meal. rear kitchen locations

These meals are prepared at or at company mess locations,

when

practicable.

The

gasoline

field

range,

unlike

the wood-burning range, has a concealed, flame; therefore with proper camouflage

smokeless discipline,

it can be used in company mess danger of disclosure. Breakfast

locations with

less

and lunch are

pre-

pared

during

the

night

and

are

issued

at

the

latest

hour

of

darkness

that satisfies

tactical

requirements

and permits return of of trucks into the train

containers and

withdrawal

bivouac before

daylight.

e. When a complete ration is on hand at dark, kitchen trucks may go forward from the bivouac

and serve all three meals event, supper is prepared

before at the

returning.

In this

bivouac;

breakfast

and

lunch

are

prepared

at

the

company

mess

loca-

tions or at other convenient procedure requires only one

forward locations. This round trip between the

regimental train tions during the

bivouac and company mess loca- night and often may be advisable

because of traffic conditions.

cedure

entails

greater

difficulty

and may be impracticable with the enemy.

when

However,

for

mess

units

are

this pro- personnel in contact

f. When, for any reason, cooking in the forward area is impracticable, the following procedure may be used: At dark, kitchen trucks carry supper for- ward to company mess locations and, as soon as emptied food containers are reloaded, return to bivouac. While this is taking place, company mess

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