Date: Monday December 2, 2019 at 1:54pm
The home of British
Army infantry training opened its doors to a range of MOD personnel on Thursday
in a bid to show off the state-of-the-art techniques being used to develop
Centre (ITC) Catterick invited nearly 100 people to witness how modern thinking
and new equipment is turning millennials into effective troops that can
represent their country with pride.
New methods include
what is known as Blended Learning, which involves the use of personal mobile
devices and a digital learning environment to ensure that recruits are not left
behind when it comes to the fast pace of theory lessons.
Pictures credited to Sgt Donald Todd, RLC.
In addition to
updated training, equipment has also been refreshed to better reflect what British
troops might be issued on operations to ensure that individuals become more familiar
with what is at their disposal.
Infanteers are now given
the Virtus body armour and helmet system as standard, while proficiency in a
vast array of weapons makes sure that men and women leave the world class establishment
with no stone left unturned.
The innovations utilised
at ITC Catterick are designed to ensure the UK offers young soldiers skills for
life, while the country gets a comprehensive and educated fighting force in