Canadian Army Training Memorandum

Canadian Army Training Memorandum was a series of pamphlets produced during the Second World War for the Canadian Army.

The CATM was a monthly publication intended for wide distribution among the commissioned ranks of the Canadian Army serving domestically. The cover bore the following inscription:

Every officer in the Canadian Army in Canada should receive a copy of the monthly Canadian Army Training Memorandum. If it fails to reach him he should inform his superior officer.

It was generally divided into sections, including:

  • General - various articles of interest on subjects such as security, leadership, method of instruction

  • Training - various articles on current training techniques, enemy tactics and organization, and technical items of interest

  • Training Centres - information regarding training locations in Canada and tips on improving facilities, sometimes accompanied by scale drawings

  • Corps, Formations and Units - updates to establishments and other information

  • Appendices - "State of Publications" was a common feature, listing available military literature, also included schedules of courses, corrections and amendments to previous CATMs or to official manuals and pamphlets, etc.

Some mild propaganda was included in the publications, with reminders of the importance of security, the importance of physical fitness, and other appeals to hard work and sacrifice.

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11 Feb 1942 68pp. Included "Thoughts on Long Range Desert Patrols"
12 Mar 1942  
13 Apr 1942 74pp.
14 May 1942 44pp. Included "Organization and Tactics of the Japanese Platoon and Section on the Malayan Front"
15 Jun 1942 64pp.
16 Jul 1942 92pp.
17 Aug 1942  
18 Sep 1942  
19 Oct 1942  
20 Nov 1942 40pp.
21 Dec 1942 48pp.
22 Jan 1943 48pp.
23 Feb 1943 48pp.
24 Mar 1943 48pp. Included "Ten Commandments of Canadian Parachute Troops"
25 Apr 1943  
26 May 1943 Also issued was a "Special Supplement" of 14 pages.
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57 1945  
 

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