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

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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

What is IDT(RN)?

Introduction The Royal Navy (RN) has a long and proud tradition of training international Service and civilian personnel at a wide range of naval training establishments throughout the United Kingdom (UK). What is the Aim of IDT(RN)? The aim of International Defence Training (Royal Navy) (IDT(RN)) is to promote and deliver UK based maritime training… Read More

What is the IDT MTT?

When a nation would like to provide training to a number of its military personnel or seek assurance on current practices, when it would be more convenient and cost-effective to achieve this at home then the International Defence Training – Maritime Training Team (IDT MTT) can be provided for in-country training and support. The IDT… Read More

Royal Navy Recruit Influx & Training Delivery Changes

Regulars In January 2021, Royal Navy (RN) recruits began training at HMS Collingwood for the first time in decades, and this is down to a response to both the growing RN and a surge in interest in joining up during the COVID-19 pandemic. As 2020 ended, applications to join the RN, Royal Marines (RM) and… Read More

BRNC Trains Second Batch of Sailors

Officer Cadets at Dartmouth passed the first milestone of their 29-week course as the second group of ratings to train at Britannia Royal Naval College embark on their course. The OCs’ exercise, known as Havoc, takes place in their fifth week and marks a significant point in the steep learning-curve in their training. Havoc tests… Read More

Royal Navy & Royal Marines Training Praised by Ofsted

Outstanding. That is the verdict of Ofsted inspectors on the welfare, training and support Scotland’s largest military base provides for the submarines of tomorrow. HM Naval Base Clyde – home of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Flotilla – was singled out for praise by Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, following visits by her teams to more… Read More