Topic: Drill and Training
Physical Efficiency Tests (for Trained Soldiers)
Canadian Army Training Pamphlet No. 1; A General Instructional Background for the Young Soldier, 1942
Tests 1 to 9 to be carried out in battle order.
1. Two miles cross country in 17 minutes.
2. Run 200 yds. and, at the finish, carry out a firing test at which three hits out of five rounds must be obtained on a Figure 3 target, in one minute fifteen seconds.
3. Forced march of 10 miles in two hours, followed by a similar firing test ro that in Test No. 2. (No time limit for the five shots.)
4. Carry a man 200 yds. on the flat in two minutes. The man to be carried must be approximately the same weight as the carrier.
5. 100 yds. alarm race and bombing practice. Start in P.T. kit. Battle dress, equipment, etc., placed on a line 120 yds. from the start. Sprint to clothing, etc., and dress for action, keeping P.T. kit underneath, respirator at the slung position. Run the remaining 80 yds. to cover and from there throw two dummy bombs (1 ½ – 2 lbs.) our of five through a 2' by 3' vertical opening at 30' distance. To be completed in 3 ½ minutes.
6. Jump a ditch 8 ft. 6 inches across, landing on both feet.
7. Scale a 6 ft. high wall. Respirator to be short slung.
8. Scale a vertical height of 2 ft. with the aid of a rope. Traverse a 20 ft. span of horizontal rope, and come down with the aid of a rope.
9. Swim 20 yds. The respirator will not be carried. Boots to be attached to the rifle or to be slung round the neck.
10. Swim 60 yds. In fresh water or 100yds. In salt water in clothing without equipment or boots, then remain afloat out of depth for a period of two minutes.
(Note:…Static units who are unable to leave their sites may be unable to carry out all the above tests. In these circumstances the basic P.T. tests will be found to be suitable substitutes.)