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Daily routine

During the training year, Staff Cadets participate in a structured program designed to develop the fundamental characteristics of an Army Officer.

When in barracks at RMC-D, Staff Cadets will generally work five and a half days a week, from Monday mornings to Saturday lunch. Reveille (a military term meaning to rise and assemble) from Monday to Friday is 6:15 am, when cadets stand at their doors while the Platoon Sergeant calls the roll. Cadets will then perform morning duties such as cleaning and personal administration (showering and shaving) before moving to the mess for breakfast.

Lessons are conducted from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm with breaks for morning tea and lunch and may consist of group presentations by instructors and visiting lecturers, syndicate discussions or physical training. Lunch is served in the Corps of Staff Cadets (CSC) Mess from 12:30-1:30 pm. Married members are permitted to go home to have lunch.

On Mondays, the CSC starts the week with an Administrative Parade and it is compulsory for all members to attend dinner in the CSC Mess.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, sports training is conducted from 4:00-5:30 pm.

On Wednesday mornings, an inspection is conducted of the cadet companies to ensure standards of cleanliness, hygiene, dress and bearing are being maintained.

On Fridays, the CSC conducts a formal parade to provide the Commanding Officer an opportunity to review and address the Corps.

On Saturdays, cadets conduct various company-based activities such as remedial and physical training or character and leadership development at the direction of the Company Commander. Cadets may be released at lunch to participate in, or support, RMC-D sports.

Last updated
6 December 2016
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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