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All Arms Drill Wing

Drill is still a huge part of our role – smart, disciplined and together. It is a big part of the Army’s values and standards, and involves role modelling, team cohesion and presentation.


The All Arms Drill Wing runs the basic drill course which lasts 13 days and is aimed at junior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) getting ready to be posted to an Army Training Regiment or Recruit Training Centre, or senior NCOs attending Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Cadre.

The basic drill course runs six times a year.

The advanced course, of which there are four each year, is aimed at Senior NCOs and Warrant Officers who are taking on the role of drill instructor at unit level. The advanced drill course also offers the student the chance to take up a BTEC level four qualification in teaching.

There are also Army Reserve and Drum Major courses which run twice a year.