What is the Cost of Training RAF Pilots?

Introduction Below is an outline of the costs of training Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots in the UK Military Flying Training Service (UKMFTS). Outline The total cost of flying training for RAF pilots (which includes costs of the UKMFTS contract, and pay and support costs), prior to starting training on an operational aircraft, per trainee,… Read More

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What is the Submarine Command Course?

Introduction The Submarine Command Course (SMCC), previously known as the Commanding Officers Qualifying Course (COQC), and informally known as The Perisher because of its supposed low success rate, is a training course for naval officers preparing to take command of a submarine (Navy News, 2021). “The sailors spent months learning the deadly art of submarine… Read More

Royal Navy to Review People Functions

An historic review of the way Royal Navy’s people functions is under way. This will modernise processes, ensure that the needs of Royal Navy personnel and their families are met and that the lived experience of everyone serving in the Royal Navy is the best it can be: from the day they look to join,… Read More

New Robotic Training Complex Created

The Royal Navy will be involved in Europe’s first maritime operations and training centre for robotic vehicles. Joined by Seabot XR and the UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the three have agreed to establish the National Centre for Operational Excellence in Marine Robotics. The centre will deliver new standards of training using the world-renowned facilities… Read More

Jordanian Armed Forces: An Integrating Task

An all-female short-term training team from the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade have helped boost the Jordanian Armed Forces’ (JAF) efforts to integrate women into their ranks. The British soldiers led a ten-day package covering topics such as counter-IED and battle casualty drills, PT and urban operations, with the experienced instructors swiftly overcoming cultural… Read More

Military Training: Preparing Your Mind and Body

Introduction Have you decided that joining the military is for you? If so, you will need to start preparing sooner rather than later, as military training comes with its fair share of challenges. Thus, you will need to prepare your body and mind for the forthcoming hardships. Body-wise, you are looking at strengthening your limbs… Read More