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Auxiliary Unit Training Tests

FIRST TEST EXAMPLE

Subject: EXPLOSIVES

Practical. Each man to make up the following charges.
a. To set alight a dump of 2 gallon petrol drums.
b. To destroy an aircraft (description of where to be placed).
c. To cut down a tree.
d. To de-rail a train.
e. To put a tank out of action.
f. To destroy a lorry full of stores.
g. Unit charge as shown in calendar.
h. Make up an anti-personnel mine.

Score

 
 5
 5
 5
 5
 5
 5
 5
 5

Total....  40

 

Subject: MAP READING

Paper exercise. Each man to be tested.
a. Give correctly 3 map references.
b. Point out on map a given landmark.
c. Draw correctly 4 conventional signs (to be given by the examiner).
d. Measure correctly distance between two given points on a map.
e. Say from looking at a map whether two points are visible from each other.

Score

 
 6
 2
 4
 2
 3

Total....  17

 

Subject: WEAPONS

Practical.
a. Each man wearing dark glasses to load correctly a Sten gun and prepare it for firing.
b. Each man to fire six rounds with a revolver at a figure target 20 yards away.
c. Each man to throw 5 grenades into a pit l0ft square from 20 yards.

Score

 
 3
 6
 5

Total....  14

 

Subject: BOOBY TRAPS

Verbal. Each man to answer.
a. What weight is required to set off a pull switch?
b. What pressure is required to set off a pressure switch?
c. What safety precautions have been laid down for practice with pull switches?
d. When setting booby traps would you put a switch on the door of a room?

Score

 
 3
 3
 3
 1

Total....  10

 

Subject: FUSES AND TIME PENCILS

Verbal. Each man to answer.
a. How long would a piece of Bickford 2'6" long take to burn?
b. What safety precautions must be applied when using Bickford?
c. How can you distinguish between a 7 sec. and a 4 sec. grenade igniter set in the dark?
d. How does a time pencil work?
e. How does an 'L' delay pencil work?

Score

 
 2
 2
 1
 2
 2

Total....    9

 

Subject: GENERAL

Verbal. Each man to answer.
a. What battalion of the Home Guard do you belong to?
b. What is the patrol code name?

Score

 
 2
 2

Total....    4

 

Subject: PATROL LEADERS ONLY

Verbal. Each Patrol Leader to answer.
a. Give correct sequence of issuing order.
b. What is the operational entitlement of Sten and .300 rifle ammunition?
c. At what temperature would you consider your O.B. too hot?

Score

 
10
 5
 5

Total....   20

Maximum possible totals: Patrol Leaders 114; Others 94;
Standards: Pass - Above 60%; Special - 90% and above

 

 

SECOND TEST EXAMPLE

EVENT 1- OBSERVATION
Five troops will be concealed on a frontage of approximately 200 yds at distances varying from 100 yds to 500 yds from the competing teams, which have 5 minutes to spot them.

The Judge will allot 1 point to each Auxilier of each Patrol for each 'enemy'.
TOTAL: 25 points per Patrol.

EVENT 2- NIGHT PATROL
The Patrol is given one numbered magnet per Auxilier, who has 2 hrs in which to penetrate the defence (2 sentries at least 20 yds away from target, and 3 trip wires up to 15 yds in length, at least 20 yds from the target), place his magnet on the target and return to his starting point. Distance from starting point to target is approximately 1,000 yds. Patrols will proceed fully equipped and armed.

SCORING: For each magnet on the target - 10 points.
For each Auxilier back at the starting point, having successfully placed his magnet on the target - 1 0 more points.
For each Trip wire set off - DEDUCT 10 points.
TOTAL: 100 points.

EVENT 3 - MILLS BOMB
Six throws per man: 3 standing at 30 yds; 3 kneeling at 20 yds. Target to be an enclosure or pit, 10 ft side, out of and into which the bomb will NOT roll.

SCORING: 1 point per bomb in enclosure or pit.
TOTAL: 30 points.

EVENT 4 - EFFICIENCY RACE
The quickest team will score 30 points, and each successive losing team 5 points loss.
a. on whistle blast first man adjusts his respirator;
b. loads 3 rounds into Tommy gun magazine;
c. runs forward 50 yds to firing point;
d. loads, and fires at figure target 20 yds away. If target is missed, he will reload with 3 rounds and fire again until target is hit by each man in turn;
e. clears gun correctly;
f. removes respirator, and returns to starting point;
g. hands over Tommy gun to next Auxilier, who adjusts his respirator as soon as he takes over the gun.

TOTAL: 30 points to winner, 25 points to runner-up, down to 5 points for 6th; 0 points for 7th and onwards.

EVENT 5 - EXPLOSIVES
A different one of the following events will be allotted to each Patrol to perform correctly.
10 points (a) Set a trip wire attached to a shrapnel mine to be made up by the Auxilier.
5 points (b) Set a charge so as to fell a tree in a given direction.
10 points (c) Set a combination of Mills Bomb and Incendiary to be actuated by a Lead delay pencil.
10 points (d) Make use of Primacord or Cordtex to lay a combined charge of H.E. and A.W. bottle.
5 points (e) Sabotage telephone wire by removing wire without leaving any trace of the wire having been tampered with (i.e. remove inner wire, leaving insulation apparently intact).

TOTAL: 40 points.

HIGHEST POSSIBLE AGGREGATE POINTS - 225

 


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