History has been made as all four of the Royal Navy’s major training establishments are under the command of women for the first time ever. Captain Johanna ‘Jo’ Deakin has assumed command of HMS Sultan in Gosport, the home of Royal Navy Marine and Air Engineering, and becomes the establishment’s first female Commanding Officer. The… 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
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
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
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