What is the Drum Drill Major Course?

Aim of the Course To teach standard foot and mace drill and ceremonial foot and mace drill. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Senior non commissioned officers. IELTS Level 5. Some experience of drill. Must be a member of a Regimental Band or Corps of Drums. Duration Two (2) weeks, with two (2) courses per year.… Read More

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What is the All Arms Advanced Drill Instructor Course?

Aim of the Course To teach Senior Non Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) and Warrant Officers to be supervisors of training and to be trained in ceremonial drill. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Sergeant (OR-6) to Warrant Officer (OR-9). IELTS Level 5. Attendance on the All Arms Basic Drill Instructor Course. Duration Three (3) weeks and three… Read More

What is the All Arms Basic Drill Instructor Course?

Aim of the Course To teach junior non commissioned officers (NCOs) to become drill instructors in their unit or at a training establishment. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards NCO or Warrant Officer. IELTS Level 5. Duration Two (2) weeks, with two (2) courses per year. Location School of Infantry Catterick. Outline of Course All aspects… Read More

Does Foot-Drill Negatively Affect Lower-Extremity Proprioceptive Acuity?

Research Paper Title Altered Dynamic Postural Stability and Joint Position Sense Following British Army Foot-Drill. Background Impaired proprioceptive acuity negatively affects both joint position sense and postural control and is a risk factor for lower-extremity musculoskeletal injury in athletes and military personnel. British Army foot-drill is an occupational military activity involving cyclical high impact loading… Read More

What is a File (Formation)?

Introduction A file is a military term for a number of troops drawn up in line ahead, i.e. one behind the other in a column. The number of files is the measure of the width of a column of troops in several ranks one behind the other. Refer to Rank (Formation). Usage Files are useful… Read More

What is a Rank (Formation)?

Introduction A rank is a line of military personnel, drawn up in line abreast (i.e. standing side by side). Refer to File (Formation). Usage Commonly, you start out with a height line. Shortest person in front, all the way to the tallest person in the rear. Subsequently when troop/ sailors are called to ‘By the… Read More

What is the World Pace Sticking Competition?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the British Army’s World Pace Sticking Competition. 2.0 What is the World Pace Sticking Competition? The World Pace Sticking Competition is an event where teams get to demonstrate their competence at pace stick drill. The World Pace Sticking Competition is, or has been, known by a number… Read More