HMS Raleigh Training Establishment


HMS Raleigh is the largest Royal Navy training establishment in the South West, consisting of a 239 acre main site, a maritime training centre on the River Lynher and satellite bases for leadership and team-working exercises on the Rame peninsular and Dartmoor.

HMS Raleigh is the ‘front door’ for entry into the Royal Navy with ratings of all branches receiving their 10 week Initial Naval Training.

There are 7 schools on the site that provide training across a spectrum from the Submarine School, to Damage Control and Board & Search – which also train members of the Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Royal Navy Reserve. 

On a typical day there are around 2,200 people on site.

Commanding Officer Robert Bellfield

Rank: Captain

Captain Robert Bellfield's career has spanned 30 years, he assumed command of HMS Raleigh in September 2014.

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Initial Naval Training (Ratings)

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'Sea Sense'

HMS Raleigh consists of a ‘sea sense’ training centre on the River Lynher, Pier Cellars, close to Torpoint in South East Cornwall and Gutter Tor refuge on Dartmoor, both of which are used as a base to conduct leadership and team-working exercises. HMS Raleigh has a number of schools that also provides training for Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel and members of the Royal Navy Reserve.

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