Canadian Ranger Basic Military Indoctrination Course - Video

Video / May 2, 2017 / Project number: 16-0091


(Music fades in – escalating guitar)

(Fade in to a side view of Canadian Rangers lying on their fronts aiming their rifles at targets on a firing range. Instructors stand over them, supervising.)

Male Instructor : Okay, five rounds on your target on the left. On your own time, fire when ready.

(Shot follows Canadian Rangers down the line as they fire. Sound of shots firing.)

(Cut to close up of a Canadian Ranger loading his rifle and aiming.)

Lieutenant-Colonel Bruno Plourde, 2nd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group Commanding Officer (Voiceover) : What is happening this week is the CRBMI course, which is the basic indoctrination course for Canadian Rangers.

(Cut to a Canadian Ranger sighting down the barrel of his rifle on a firing range. An instructor lies beside him giving direction.)

Male Instructor : Squeeze the trigger. Don’t take too long though. You should get it off in about four seconds.

(Cut to close up of Canadian Ranger firing.)

(Cut to close up of Lieutenant-Colonel Bruno Plourde standing at a firing range.)

Lieutenant-Colonel Bruno Plourde : It’s a pilot course. The candidates and the instructors are coming from the five CRPGs  that are around Canada.

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers in groups standing around large rucksacks. The Canadian Rangers unpack them and lay out tents.)

(Music stops.)

Male Instructor : On your marks, get set, go!

(Scene changes to show Canadian Rangers rushing to set up tents as quickly as possible.)

Lieutenant-Colonel Bruno Plourde (Voiceover) : The course is part of a national effort to modernize and bring the Canadian Ranger operations into the 21st century.

Their main purpose is to be able, from coast to coast, to make sure that if we rely on Canadian Rangers to support the Canadian Armed Forces or the Canadian population, they will have the same skillsets to be able to intervene and support their community.

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers in a classroom. An instructor draws on the board.)

Male Instructor : You have your casing, this is the casing and you actually have the projectile right here. 

(Cut to close up of Canadian Rangers examining bullets.)

That’s the four parts, I think, of a bullet.

(Scene changes to show Canadian Rangers standing in a line in their classroom. They are getting familiar with their rifles as an instructor supervises.)

Ranger Graham Van Tighem, 1st Canadian Rangers Patrol Group : I am brand new at being a Ranger.

(Voiceover) I want to learn to do it right so I can have a strong foundation, and what’s being trained here is teaching us that foundation.

Male Instructor : With a 10-round magazine, load!

(Canadian Rangers in the class load their rifles.)

Students : Load!

(Cut to close up of Ranger Graham Van Tighem standing in a forest.)

Ranger Graham Van Tighem, 1st Canadian Rangers Patrol Group : The content is all content that is really relevant to Rangers.  It includes everything from firearm safety, range safety, first aid, radio operation.

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers gathered in the forest with maps, firearms and radios. They are working together.)

(Voiceover) There’s a lot of discussion about search and rescue, the patrols that we go out on, learning to march, learning to be on time, learning to be accountable, to pay attention. 

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers hiking out of the forest in single file.)

(Voiceover) I think all of that is really important and it’s all being taught here.

(Cut to scene of Canadian Rangers gathered around a radio taking notes in preparation for a SITREP (Situation Report).)

Male voice on radio : Send SITREP, over.

Male Ranger : One, alpha, SITREP.  Para A, grid 5-7-1.

(Cut to close up of Ranger Kathy Green standing beside a dry ravine in a wooded area.)

Ranger Kathy Green 2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group : Getting to see what other CRPGs are taking away from their communities and bringing to ours, I think we can learn from them just as us learning from those guys.

(Scene changes to show a group of Canadian Rangers in the woods. One Ranger is pointing at others standing around him.)

Male Ranger : I would like you to pace, you to confirm the pacing.  And, who’s going to do the radio?

(Canadian Rangers continue to organize activities.)

(Cut to close up of Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson.)

Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson, 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Commanding Officer : Where it really helps us, is the cross-pollination of ideas from Rangers and instructors from across the country. My instructors are telling me that “This problem that we have is also in British Columbia, is also in Labrador and they come up with ideas on how other groups solve them and help us get those ideas across.

(Scene changes to show Canadian Rangers standing in straight lines around an instructor. Instructor moves and stands at ease.)

Instructor : This one’s pretty easy.  I’ll show you the “stand at ease”. Stand at ease.

(Cut to close up of Ranger Archie Erigaktuk.)

Ranger Archie Erigaktuk, 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group : Being here, I have learned more discipline than I’m usually used to.  This is a good thing too, because that discipline can be brought to the community and put forth to the patrol group.

(Cut to shot of Canadian Rangers marching down a road through the woods.)

(Music starts again – escalating guitar.)

Instructor : Left-right-left-right

Ranger Archie Erigaktuk (Voiceover) : That’s what we’re here for, is to get a basic knowledge for every CRPG and try to standardize our own patrol and make things better.

(Scene changes to show Canadian Rangers practicing on the firing range. Sound of rifles firing)

(Cut to close up of Lieutenant-Colonel Bruno Plourde)

Lieutenant-Colonel Bruno Plourde : They are Canadian citizens serving as a Ranger, so they can use these skill sets in their everyday life.

(Cut to shots of instructors giving direction to Rangers on the firing range.)

(Music stops.)

(Fade to black with Canadian Army tagline “Strong. Proud. Ready.” in the centre of the screen.  The Canadian Army visual identifier is in the bottom right corner. Fade to Canada Wordmark.)



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