Army Training Memorandum was a series
of pamphlets produced during the Second World War for the
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:
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:
various articles of interest on subjects such as security,
leadership, method of instruction
various articles on current training techniques, enemy
tactics and organization, and technical items of interest
Centres - information regarding training locations in Canada
and tips on improving facilities, sometimes accompanied by
Formations and Units - updates to establishments and other
"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.
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.