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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What is the First Aid – CBRNDC 23?

Introduction The First Aid – CBRNDC 23 is an international defence training (IDT) course delivered by the Royal Navy. What is the Aim of the Course? To train naval personnel in administering first aid to certificate standards laid down by Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 and STANAG 2122 First Aid subjects. Duration Five… 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

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 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

Is Sleep Deprivation & Trauma-based Training Utilised in Royal Navy & Royal Marines Training?

Many people outside of the military have little understanding of the process of military training, especially basic training. Sleep deprivation and trauma-based training is not employed as a tool for either the Royal Navy or the Royal Marines, as discussed below: Royal Navy (RN) Initial Training: Trainees, both officers and other ranks, may experience a lack… Read More

New Military Documentary: Royal Navy School

Tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm is a new military training documentary, Royal Navy School. The six part documentary follows two groups of Royal Navy trainees during their 10-weeks of basic training. Royal Navy recruits undertake their initial (Phase 1) training at HMS Raleigh, Torpoint in Cornwall.