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Can anyone tell me through personal experience what Reg Force infantry battle school is like. What kind of things they teach you in the beginning, middle, and end of the course.
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It's extremely mentally and physically challenging, yet worth every minute of it!!! Throughout the duration of the course, you will learn your basic section battle drills and will then of course build upon that to the platoon and company level. Weapons handling and firing is of course part of the whole program just like it was in Basic Training. Are you currently a Basic Recruit Graduate or are you looking at joining right now?

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I just graduated from St. Jean.
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Are you going RCR or PPCLI? (Or R 22e R?)
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Do you guys got to learn french before becoming a full soldier?
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In response to the original question:

Reg F QL3 Infantry is sixteen weeks long. Because of statutory holidays, etc., it may actually be conducted over 17 weeks (or a bit more).

Course members have restricted privileges for the first eight weeks as they focus on kit, quarters and learning basic skills and knowledge. Following the CO's inspection more freedom is allowed. You will learn all of the platoon weapons (including live firing of all of them) section and platoon tactics; including introduction of FIBUA, field firing, watermanship (assault boats), helicopters, (if available), unarmed combat training, bayonet fighting, regimental history.

The following is an extract from the presentation I used to brief new platoons of Infantry recruits at Meaford last year:

Ducimus.
We Lead.
(Motto of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps.)

Soldier Skills Company
Courses - July 1999
QL3 Infantry
Course Description
. 81 Trg days over 17 weeks

Major Performance Objective Areas
. Weapons
. Patrolling
. Offensive operations
. Defensive operations

QL3 Infantry
Performance Objectives

. 401 - C7 Rifle
. 402 - C9 Light Machine Gun
. 403 - C6 Medium Machine Gun
. 404 - M72 Light Anti-Armour Weapon
. 405 - 84 mm Infantry Anti-Tank Gun
. 406 - 60 mm Light Mortar
. 407 - Grenades
. 408 - Mines and booby traps
. 409 - Communication
. 410 - Physical Fitness Tasks
. 411 - Fieldcraft Exercise
. 412 - Offensive Operations Exercise
. 413 - Defensive Operations Exercise
. 414 - Patrolling Exercise
. POs 412, 413, 414 - All phases of war exercise

What is expected from you:
. Courage
. Obedience
. Physical Fitness
. Efficiency
. Pride

(Western Area Training Centre may put a slightly different spin on things, but the core training requirements remain the same.)

Mike

The Regimental Rogue
http://regimentalrogue.tripod.com
2001 Canadian Military History Calendar



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