Frequenttly Asked Questions

Drills are held on Saturdays. Drills are ran at different times depending on the squad you are assigned to:

  • 1st Squad, 1st Platoon: 1500 ET
  • 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon: 1300 ET
  • 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon: 1730 ET
  • 4th Squad, 1st Platoon: 1400 ET

For those with time in the unit, assignment to specialised areas are possible. Their drill times are as follows:

  • Aviation Detachment: 1500 ET 
  • Scout Section: 1430 ET

Drill duration ranges between 1 – 1.5 hours.

Operations are held on Sundays.

Operations range between 2 – 3 Hours depending on the type being conducted and start at 1430 ET.

Operation Types

Situational Training Exercises (STX’s) are training focused missions that emphasise learning new concepts and then applying them in the field.

Field Training Exercises (FTX’s) are missions which focus on active engagement in a realistic setting, to prepare us for our deployments.

Operations (OP’s) are missions that are conducted whilst we are deployed during an official campaign, which has a dedicated story-line impacted by the actions of our soldiers with an ever changing and dynamic atmosphere.


One Station Unit Training (OSUT) is our basic training, familiarisation and competency phase which is expected to be completed by all new Privates.

This training consists of formations, battle drills, basic communications, our medical system and land navigation, vehicle familiarization and combat drills.

Throughout your time in the unit you will have the ability to nominate, attend and qualify (as eligible) on a variety of training courses including:

  • Advanced Communications Course
  • Designated Marksman Course
  • Combat Lifesaver Course
  • Basic Leadership Course
  • Advanced Leadership Course