Phase 1: Basic Training
Your military career will start at an Army Training Regiment (ATR).
During your basic training course you will learn military skills such as foot drill, how to handle and fire a weapon, how to live and work in the open and how to tackle an assault course, as well as developing your stamina and fitness. You will be stretched further than you thought possible and toughen up both physically and mentally. Having successfully mastered these basic military skills, you will take your place in the Passing Out parade in front of an invited audience of parents, relatives and friends.
Some of the main subjects covered are :
Skill-At-Arms (SAA) Training -Learning to handle and operate your rifle.
Marksmanship & Shooting - Learning how to shoot accurately.
Fieldcraft - Learn the skills you will need to operate as a soldier in the field, how to work as part of a Patrol.
Physical Training - A progressive programme to build your personal fitness and strength.
Adventure Training - Canoeing, Climbing, Hillwalking and other activities conducted in a rugged outdoor environment.
Drill - The building block of team work.
First Aid - Learn various skills in treating a casualty.
Navigation - Develop your skills and ability to navigate across country using a map and compass.
Health - A soldier needs to be able to look after themselves in all conditions and environments.