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

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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

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

What is the Training Pipeline for a Royal Navy Logistics Officer?

The training pipeline of a Royal Navy (RN) Logistics Officer is: 29 weeks of Initial Officer Training delivered at the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC). 9 weeks shore-based training delivered at the Defence Maritime Logistics School (DMLS). 16 weeks specialist training on a sea-going platform. 8 weeks at DMLS before joining the trained strength. RN… Read More

What is the Number of Applicants Accepted into British Officer Training?

Below is the number of applicants accepted into British officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) of the British Army and the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) of the Royal Navy by school type. Table 1: RMAS Entrants by School Type Training Year Independent School State School Total 2012/2013 280 320 590 2013/2014… Read More