Instructors are advised to follow this help guide when instructing BMT or any other training for that matter. Instructors are also advised to help the recruit with both inside and outside the game to help with in-game buttons and make sure that they can perform tasks correctly and confidently.
Part 1 - Drill and Discipline (Catterick)¶
Introduction and welcome to the BMT. (Make this personal, try to introduce yourself as the instructor and make yourself powerful in this first phase through showing a no bullshit tolerance)
Recruits are assured to be wearing MTP for this phase, with the instructor teaching them how to form up properly, with blank files etc.
The whole point of this first phase is to drill in discipline, so instructors are required to shout at and nitpick all of the drill that cadets do until they have every procedure correct to an amazing standard. If this phase runs over 30 minutes, carry onto the next phase.
This is where they are taught how to address fellow soldiers, officers and warrant officers, promoting salutes at the right time and a constant level of respect with practice on the parade square.
Part 2 - (Catterick)¶
From this you will be able to introduce the recruit into the basic patrol formations in this order:
- Herringbone - First man looking forward, second man looking left, third man looking right and keep going in that order until the last man which is looking at the rear.
- Single Column - One man behind each other, a nice single file line.
- Staggered Column - First man on the left, second man on the right, third man on the left, fourth man on the right, keep going down this order.
- Extended Line - Troops must be side by side in line spaced out.
- Arrowhead - You make a /style formation where the point man is the start of it and then second man on his right, third on his left, fourth on his right but going downward.
- All Round Defence (ARD) - Defend all points of direction around a similar position. 360 security.
- Single File:
- Staggered Column:
- Extended line:
- All Round Defense:
Bounding - Bounding is where you get one group to move while group two covers. Once group one is in position group two moves to group one. Can be done in groups or as individuals. Leapfrogging (Pepper Potting) - One group moves while two group provides cover. Once one group is set two group will move past them and get into position. Each group will move past each other once moving. A good way to get this is to say:
- ‘MOVING.’ - When the troop has moved into an upright position and begun to move.
- ‘DOWN’ - When the troop has went to lay down into his new position.
- ‘COVERING’ - When the troop has started to cover.
Peeling - Peelings is a form of retreat or to cover movement. You’ll go down your section, so it starts off with 1 peeling then 1 getting in position, then 2 peels and gets into position, ect.
Part 4: Contact Drills¶
Contact and Sightings:¶
- A Contact - A contact is an enemy who is a direct threat to your person or your platoon/section for e.g. a enemy who has shot at you or is aiming at you or even a spotter who is planting an IED.
- A Sighting - A sighting is having sight of the enemy who is not a direct threat for e.g. a patrol 500 meters away and, a enemy compound at the bottom of the hill, a moving vehicle and/or a enemy spotter following the patrol.
Contact Call Outs:¶
- When calling out a contact you must first use the following CLAP acronym:
- Clear - Be clear when speaking.
- Loud - Make sure that you could be heard over some distance.
- As an order
- With Pause - (e.g. CONTACT…. 500M reference small compound, North East, bearing; 10°, small group of heavily armed insurgents).
- When contact calling it must be understood by whoever is in your area to provide you with as much information, following the three main rules:
- Is it a contact or a sighting?
- What direction and distance is it?
- And what is it?
Reaction to Effective Enemy Fire (RTR)¶
When patrolling you and your section may come under contact, so to keep yourself safe and create the opportunity for suppressing the enemy at the same time, so to achieve this you MUST follow basic RTR Drills: - Return fire in the general range of the contact between 1-5 round in a burst action. - Take safe cover where you can adjust, reload and heal if needed. - Return accurate fire by finding the enemy from safe cover and fire effectively to destroy the enemy.
Part 5: Standard Issue Equipment and Weapon Knowledge¶
- Rates of fire:
- Rapid - 1 round down range every 2 seconds.
- Suppressive Fire - 1 round down range every 4 seconds.
- Deliberate - 1 round every 6 seconds.
- Watch and shoot - Only shoot once you see the target.
Introduction into weapons used at Section & HQ Level:¶
SA-80/L85A2 Assault Rifle - Used by most troops within the Royal Marines and the British Army There are 2 modes fire: semi and full-auto, there are also allowed attachments for the SA-80 rifle, which are the following: ECLAN RDS TA31F-RMR ACOG( Acog w/ Red Dot) The LLM-Vario Ray laser-aiming module. L123A1 Underslung Grenade Launcher (on completion of UGL course and on the orders of a superior officer.)
L131A1 - Standard issue Side Arm, only issued to leadership positions.
Part 6: Advanced Weapon Handling¶
Light Machine Guns: L110A2 ‘Minimi’ - Can only go fully-automatic, allowed attachments are: ECLAN RDS TA31F-RMR ACOG( ACOG w/ Red Dot) You are to shoot in bursts as your main job is suppressing fire, when shooting say “die jihadi die” quickly, this will allow for a quick 5 second burst from your machine gun. Be sure to pause quickly in between the saying.
Part 7: Medicine and Communication Application¶
If someone is injured and collapses, you are to instantly shout “Man down!” and if possible, inform the section of who is injured. And what Tier Casualty they are on your first sight or examination
“Radio Check, Channel [CHANNEL NAME], over”
Once in formation you’ll pass messages up and down the line via mouth, you’ll do this with things such as: - Last man has stepped off. - You are halting. - You are about to walk, jog, or sprint. - You are now walking, jogging, or sprinting.
Quick March Simply Mean Walk… Double is at jogging pace flat line is a sprint (normally only used in heavy contact situations)
Part 8: Attacking An Enemy Position¶
Objective: to obtain/neutralize an enemy position effectively with all the training given.
Part 9: Passout Parade¶
All personnel return to Catterick and get in formal dress. They are then formed up in the PS by the Instructor, given a last message of his/her respect and then marched into the parade square to greet the inspecting/promoting officer. They are then credited and promoted and assigned. After this, They are dismissed and they can carry on with army duties.