70th Anniversary of the PLA Navy

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and, today, 23 April 2019 is the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy. In recent decades, China has undertaken a series of reforms to modernise its military. It has boosted its submarine force over the last 20 years, building… Read More

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Royal Navy Recruitment Statistics for Submariner Roles (2011-2012)

In the training year 2011/12 there were 723 applications for Royal Navy Ratings Submarine roles. Of these applications: 28% were rejected: 4% for failing eligibility criteria; 15% for failing the RT psychometric test; 1 % at interview; 1 % for fitness; and 7% for medical reasons. 25% voluntarily withdrew their application. 25% went on to enter… Read More