Introduction This article briefly outlines the pass rates and cost of training personnel in the UK Armed Forces Royal Marines and Parachute Regiment (known as Elite Forces in the UK vernacular, Special Forces include the SAS/SBS). This article outlines: You can learn more about Royal Marines and Parachute Regiment training @ Notes and caveats on… Read More
A Brief Overview of British Army Officer Selection and Training
Introduction This article provides a brief outline of the British Army’s officer selection and training process, as at November 2022. Initial Interest and Local Recruitment Centre Army Officer recruitment is undertaken in partnership with Capita. Once an Individual has registered their initial interest, Officer selection begins with a formal interview at a local recruitment centre.… Read More
All Four Major RN Naval Training Establishments now have Female Commanding Officers
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
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
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
What Is The Best Way to Prepare For Basic Training?
Serving in the military is both an honour and a responsibility. You need to meet a certain set of standards before you are granted this privilege. You are going to be moulded into a fighter, after all. And, it is no secret that military training is tough. But before you even think about basic military… Read More
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