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Old 07-03-2019, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Olefin View Post
What is the training cycle in Australia to go from inducted recruit to fully trained infantryman?
At the time it was about six months training before they hit their Battalion (11 weeks recruit training including basic infantry skills, three more months Initial Employment Training at the infantry centre). Corners can be cut in wartime to almost halve that, but that's really pushing it.
Note that's minimum level for an infantryman too. I've been on both sides of the training both as trainee (of course) and DS. You really get an appreciation of how much more they need to learn when you're on the other side looking in.
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