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The Combat Training Centre (French: Centre d'instruction au combat) headquartered at 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, and with schools at Gagetown and at CFB Kingston, 8 Wing Trenton and CFB Borden in Ontario, is responsible for individual training for Canadian Army soldiers and officers in military occupational classifications that are controlled by the Canadian Army. Originally known as the Combat Arms School, it was formed at Camp (now CFB) Borden, Ontario, in 1965, moving to CFB Gagetown in the early 1970s. It is a formation of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, the former Land Force Doctrine and Training System which was renamed as part of the reorganization of the Canadian Army on 18 July 2013.[1]

Combat Training Centre
Centre d'instruction au combat  (French)
CTC crest.jpg
The badge of the Combat Training Centre
Country Canada
BranchCanadian Army
TypeCombat training
Part ofCanadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre
Garrison/HQGagetown, New Brunswick Edit this at Wikidata
Commander Combat Training CentreColonel J.W. Errington, MSM, CD


The mission of the Combat Training Centre is to train Canadian Army officers and soldiers.


The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School. RCACS is responsible to deliver individual training for Regular and Reserve Force soldiers and officers of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Training includes driving and maintenance, gunnery and tank and reconnaissance tactics.

The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School. RCAS delivers individual training to Regular and Reserve Force soldiers and officers of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. Training includes instruction in how to fire and manoeuvre artillery, how to observe and control artillery fire and weapons delivered by aircraft and helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicle training.

The Royal Canadian School of Infantry. The RCS of I trains Regular and Reserve Force officers and soldiers of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps in infantry skills, including leadership, navigation, close combat, weapons, reconnaissance and sniping. The RCS of I also provides leadership and soldier skills training to all Canadian Army officers on the Basic Military Officer Qualification - Land (BMOQ-L) Course, formerly known as Common Army Phase or CAP.

The Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering. CFSME trains engineering officers and soldiers of the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force. The mission of the Engineers is to assist friendly troops to survive, move and operate while denying the same to the enemy.

The Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics, CFB Kingston, Ont. CFSCE is the Canadian Forces' Network Operations Centre of Excellence which trains Army and Air Force personnel to conduct the full spectrum of network operations. Officers and soldiers are trained at CFSCE to provide friendly troops with the ability to communicate and transfer data at all operational levels and to defend military networks from interference by an adversary.

The Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers School, CFB Borden, Ont. RCEMES trains both officers and Craftsmen of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to maintain, repair and sustain Army equipment ranging from small arms to main battle tanks.

The Tactics School. Tactics School supports the training and education of Army and other CF personnel by providing formal courses, learning support and Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices and other Centre of Excellence expertise. The Tactics School is focussed on developing the Army's future leaders.

The Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre, 8 Wing Trenton, Ont. CAAWC trains Army personnel in the skills required to conduct operations in a variety of challenging environments such as mountains, jungles, deserts and the Arctic. It is also the home of basic and advanced parachute training and parachute maintenance for the Canadian Forces.

The Canadian Army Trials and Evaluations Unit conducts impartial trials and evaluations of new or modified equipment to ensure that soldiers' concerns and recommendations are represented.

The Army Learning Support Centre integrates emerging technologies and learning methods into training, including distance learning, 3D modeling, gaming, animation and Virtual Reality; while significantly reducing the costs required for training with improved success rates across the board.

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  1. ^ 1000-1 Organization Message - Canadian Army 181202Z JUL 13

Department of National Defence, 2011. Leader in Land Operations: LFDTS Land Force Doctrine and Training System

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