Topic: Drill and Training
Basic Training Syllabus; 1942
The Standard Syllabus for Basic Training, 1942
Basic Training Centre
The Object of Basic Training
1. To give a thorough grounding and practice in subjects which are required basically, of soldiers in each branch of the Canadian Army.
2. To have each man reach such a standard that his time in a Special to Arms Training (SAT) centre may be devoted entirely to:
(a) Exercise, rather than instruction, in elementary subjects already taught;
(b) Building upon this base the knowledge particular to the branch of the Service to which the man belongs.
3. To establish a sound mental and physical base upon which to build a fighting soldier.
The syllabus is based on a 45-minute period, a 9-period or 6 ½-hour training day and a 5 ½-day week.
Training must develop in all ranks the confidence that they cam "hand it out" harder and "take it" better than the enemy. To this end all training must be designed to develop a high fighting morale, in other words "fighting fit" and "fit to fight." No outdoor exercises will be cancelled on account of bad conditions, mud, etc. An essential part of training is to learn how to overcome the elements, as well as the enemy.
Block Standard Syllabus
|Code||Subject||Ttl Pds||Standard Typical Platoon Weekly Distribution||Total|
|D||Drill, Foot, Arms, Saluting||48||12||12||5||3||3||3||3||7||48|
|FT||Physical Training and Obstacle Course||50||6||6||6||6||6||6||7||7||50|
|RR||SAT Rifle Range Course||18||4||4||4||6||18|
|R&LA||SAT AA (Rifle and LMG)||10||5||3||2||10|
|L||SAT Light Machine Gun||29||7||10||4||3||5||29|
|RT||Reception and Transfer||18||9||9||18|
|Med||Medical (includes dental and inoculations)||33||3||4||5||4||5||4||5||3||33|
|Hours:—||37 hours and 30 minutes per week.|