Royal Navy to Review People Functions

An historic review of the way Royal Navy’s people functions is under way. This will modernise processes, ensure that the needs of Royal Navy personnel and their families are met and that the lived experience of everyone serving in the Royal Navy is the best it can be: from the day they look to join,… Read More

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Military Training: Preparing Your Mind and Body

Introduction Have you decided that joining the military is for you? If so, you will need to start preparing sooner rather than later, as military training comes with its fair share of challenges. Thus, you will need to prepare your body and mind for the forthcoming hardships. Body-wise, you are looking at strengthening your limbs… Read More

Duke of Edinburgh Award for All Recruits?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award could soon be made available to troops across all of the British Army’s initial trade training establishments. Having been part of military life for a number of years – particularly in the Army Cadet Force – the Service’s top brass want more youngsters to get access to it. A trial… Read More

Maccy D Infanteer’s Speedy Training

A McDonalds employee has passed phase one and two Reserve training in record time. Private Ryan Shippey, 31, took just four months to complete the modules required by 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment – despite working full time at the fast food restaurant. The speed has impressed his senior colleagues within Burma Company. “I can… Read More

50 Years On, HMS Collingwood Training New Sailors Again

For the first time in more than 50 years civilians have begun their Royal Navy careers at HMS Collingwood. Over ten weeks, 22 men and women will complete their initial training at the Fareham establishment – the first of 500 civilians to be turned into sailors at Collingwood in 2021. The base is meeting a… Read More

Preparing Yourself for Bootcamp

Introduction This article discusses some of the physical requirements recruits have to meet in boot camp and how you can start training in advance to prepare to meet the challenges you will face. Be Prepared! When you head off to boot camp you are definitely going to be experiencing a different lifestyle than what you… Read More

What is the International Long Navigation Course (ILNC)?

Introduction The International Long Navigation Course (ILNC) is offered, via International Defence Training (Royal Navy) (IDT(RN)), to overseas military students looking to participate in RN Warfare Officer training. What is the Aim of the Course? To qualify officers as navigation specialists prior to appointment to ocean-going vessels of frigate size and above and to act… Read More