What is the Light Cavalry Commanders’ Course?

Aim of the Course

To give newly commissioned Armoured Corps Officers basic training in Jackal Gunnery, Driving and Maintenance, Signals and in commanding a reconnaissance (recce) troop, including a practical phase.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant (OF-1).
  • IELTS Level 5.5
  • The student must hold a FULL or PROVISIONAL driving licence.


Eighty six (86) weeks, with three (3) courses per year.


Armour Centre Warminster.

Outline of Course

  • Gunnery:
    • Target Engagement.
    • Equipment Maintenance.
    • Safety Procedures.
    • Troop and Crew Control.
  • Driving and Maintenance:
    • Jackal details phase.
    • Servicing.
    • Driving and Commanding by Day and Night.
    • Administrative Responsibilities of a Troop Leader.
  • Signals:
    • Call signs.
    • Reports.
    • Trace and Map Marking.
    • VHF Antenna Siting.
    • Voice Procedure.
    • Electronic Warfare.
    • Indoor and Outdoor Exercises.
  • Tactics:
    • Analysis of the Threat.
    • Jackal Vehicle Tactics.
    • Vehicle Recognition.
    • Receipt and Issue of Orders.
    • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence.
    • Introduction to the All Arms Battlegroup.
    • Field Training Exercise.

The course should be followed by a period of practical experience in command of a light reconnaissance troop.

Qualifications Gained

Troop Leader.


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