Infantry Battle School, Brecon
The Infantry Battle School (IBS) in Brecon, Mid-Wales is part of the School of Infantry. It delivers trained officers and soldiers to meet the operational requirements of the Infantry, the Army and Defence.
Infantrymen on operations do extraordinary things in difficult and dangerous circumstances. The commanders that lead them are all trained at IBS, and the training they undertake is linked to current operations.
Training for high-intensity, light-role war fighting is the way soldiers and officers are prepared for any operational situation they may face – conventional war, counter insurgency, security sector reform, peacekeeping or supporting civil authorities.
Training at IBS is delivered here by high-quality instructors with a wealth of operational experience, and rated in the top third of the Infantry. This ensures that the training is as close to current operations and pre-deployment training as possible, while maintaining the ability to train for high-intensity war fighting.
IBS delivers competent and confident commanders for the Field Army by running command and leadership training, infantry tactics training, weapons training, and live firing range qualifications. It also provides specialist training teams to assist foreign forces in their development, and allocates some places on courses to overseas students.