Infantry Training Depots and Centres

Second World War

Before being assigned to a Machine Gun Training Centre for their machine gunner specific training, the majority of men would have been through and infantry training facility, such as an Infantry Base Depot or a Primary Training Centre.

The Infantry Base Depot included an Instructional Wing that included a member of the Small Arms School Corps as well as a qualified machine gun instructor.


  • The National Archives, WO 24/943 War Establishments 1942 January to June.