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

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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

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