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Becoming a Commando Gunner

Every potential commando that comes through the gates of the citadel will be loaded on to a foundation course that is run 3 times per year within the regiment, lasting 5 weeks and preparing students physically, mentally and improving basic fieldcraft skills in a relaxed environment.

The Foundation Course

Every potential commando that comes through the gates of the citadel will be loaded on to a foundation course that is run 3 times per year within the regiment, lasting 5 weeks and preparing students physically, mentally and improving basic fieldcraft skills in a relaxed environment, at this stage mistakes are expected and it is the training teams job to show the student exactly how things should be done, and the standards expected on the AACC.
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29 Pathway – PCC

The potential commando course is the first time the potential commandos will be introduced to the bottom field assault course and also go through some low level soldiering. The potential commandos will be taught by a range of different cores ranging from Royal marine commandos, commando engineers, commando gunners and Commando signallers.
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29 Pathway AACC

WEEK1 is mainly spent with the ML’s (Mountain Leader) receiving lectures on survival and looking at shelters on Woodbury Common. Throughout the week they receive lectures on different types of grenades and also practice throwing practice grenades. The survival phase begins in the evening, moving to Okehampton to conduct night navigation, using only sketch maps, of approximately 8 km to Gidleigh Wood. Once they arrive they split into teams of 4 and get straight into erecting their shelters.
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