Certificates of Military Instruction, Register of Artillery and Gunnery Certificates, Vol 1: 1869 - 1905
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Page 5 and 6 refers to local Burford Troop officers receiving their First Class Cavalry School Certificates in 1867 and 1868: Captain Jacob Bingham; Corner Thomas L. Jones; Lieutenant William Marshal; and Sergeant John Carlyle.
- The Schools of Military Instruction were established in Toronto and Quebec by a Military General Order on 25 February 1864 in order to train Militia officers and candidates for Militia commissions “in a knowledge of their military duties, drill and discipline.” All field officers and adjutants were required to earn a First Class Certificate, proving themselves in drill and Battalion field situations. Persons interested in becoming company officers were required to obtain a Second Class Certificate. The ‘Short Course’ training lasted three months, after which point exceptional officers may be selected for the twelve month ‘Long Course’. There were four classes of certificates which included First and Second Class for officers, and Third and Fourth Class for non-commissioned officers, gunners, and drivers.
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