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

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From Sedentary to Military: 7 Tips To Start Being Active

Introduction When planning to take the path to a challenging career in the military, transitioning from your old sedentary lifestyle to being ready and active may take a while and effort to achieve it. Without patience, you may risk arriving at the training camp unprepared and failing to reach the requirements. In some instances, even… 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

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

New Gym for BRNC

A £9m fitness complex has been completed at the Britannia Royal Naval College and handed over to the Royal Navy to fit out. The first fitness lessons took place in October 2020 and while civilians making the transition to naval officer will be the principal users, a second batch of ratings training at Dartmouth to… Read More