COURSES INSTRUCTED

              Tank Troop Leader Course

The aim of the training is to produce a Tank Troop Leader capable of performing the duties of a Tank Troop Leader working in a Tank Squadron. The course is divided into 2 portions: one theoretical and one field. Students are expected to implement what they have learned from the theoretical portion in the field portion with the coaching aid of their directing staff.

Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Warrant Course (DP 3)

The aim of the training is to prepare Regular Force/PRes Crewman to perform as an Armour Recce Troop Warrant Officer for employment in an Armour Regiment. The course is divided into 2 portions: one theoretical and one field. Students are expected to implement what they have learned from the theoretical portion in the field portion with the coaching aid of their directing staff.

Tank Crew Commander Course

The aim of this course is to produce a crewman capable of performing the duties of a Tank Crew Commander. The Course is divided between a gunnery and a commanding portion. The gunnery course sees the students learn the technical skills they will require to supervise their crew and finishes with a live fire range. The students then move on to the tank commander course which is divided into 2 portions: one theoretical and one field. Students are expected to implement what they have learned from the theoretical portion in the field portion with the coaching aid of their directing staff.                                  

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Squadron Sergeant-Major Course (DP4)

The aim of the training is to prepare crewman to perform their duties as an Armour Squadron Sergeant-Major within an Armour Regiment. The course is divided into 2 portions: one theoretical and one field. Students are expected to implement what they have learned from the theoretical portion in the field portion with the coaching aid of their directing staff.

Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader Course Module 2 (DP 1.2)

The aim of the training is to produce an Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader capable of performing the duties of an Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader working in an Armoured Reconnaissance Squadron. The course is split into two portions: one garrison and one field. The garrison portion teaches the student on patrol commanding and troop leading tactics while the field portion expects a student to apply learned knowledge in a combat scenario with the coaching aid of directing staff.

A Squadron is the RCACS's senior training squadron responsible for training the future leaders of the Armour Corps. A Squadron delivers all the senior courses at the RCACS such as the Squadron Sergeant-Major Course (DP 4), Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Leader Course Module 2 (DP 1.2), Armoured Reconnaissance Troop Warrant Course (DP 3B).

The Squadron is also responsible to conduct all tactical tank training including the Tank Crew Commander Course, Tank Troop Leader Course, and Tank gunnery training and conversion. To accomplish its mission, A Squadron has a complement of 68 permanent staff and a fleet of 63 Armoured Fighting Vehicles, which includes Leopard 2A6M, Leopard 2A4M and Leopard 2A4CAN, Leopard 1C2, LAVIII, and TLAV. To note, A Squadron is sometimes referred to as the 4th Tank Squadron of the Armour Corps.