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

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

New CO for HMS Raleigh

There is a new face at the helm of HMS Raleigh with Captain Suzi Nielsen taking charge of the Torpoint training establishment… just a few months after leaving it. The 44-year-old was in charge of the Defence Maritime Logistics School until late last year when it closed – helping to oversee its move to the… Read More

How to Avoid Personal Injuries When Training in the Military

Military training aims to make soldiers battle-ready. It begins with eight (or more) weeks of basic military training. The bulk of this training is composed of intense physical activity such as running, obstacle courses, and ruck marches/load carriages. Rigorous drills and exercises aim to strengthen recruits in preparation for deployment and operations. However, military training… Read More