HMS Raleigh Training Establishment

HMS Raleigh is the largest Naval training establishment in the South West. As part of the Flag Officer Sea Training organisation, Raleigh provides a diverse range of training. This training ranges from the ten-week initial induction for all new rating recruits to specialist training in areas such as seamanship, submarine operations, logistics, military and board and search skills.

First class resources are used to make training as realistic as possible.  A decommissioned minesweeper, the former HMS Brecon, provides recruits with their first taste of life onboard ship. The vessel is also used for seamanship training, board-and-search training and to give trainee chefs and stewards the opportunity to experience life in a ship’s galley.  Other facilities include extensive rifle ranges and a sinking ship simulator used to teach sailors vital skills to deal with an emergency at sea.

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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Location HMS Raleigh

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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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