The basic words of command for British Army PTIs for circuit training are:
- In position … ready
- Exercise … begin
- Steady … halt
- One place … change
In the British Army PTIs give cautionary word(s) of command followed, after a short pause, by execution word(s) of command. In simple terms, cautionary word(s) means I am warning you of what I want you to do and the execution word(s) means do it now.
When PTIs conduct loaded or speed marches they, should, adopt the terminology used for marching drill.
- By the front (or left, or right) … quick march/double march
- Breaking into double time/quick time … double march/quick march
- Squad … squad halt
In simple terms, double time/march is running pace and quick time/march is walking pace.