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Where can I find information about Committal of Ashes Services?

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These services are held in waters off the Naval Bases in Portsmouth, Plymouth and Scotland, these are conducted by a serving Royal Navy Chaplain for serving and ex service personnel and Veterans. 

For more information please contact the Naval Chaplain Service.

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I am married / have a partner. Will you help me with accommodation?

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Married quarters are available after you have completed basic training, but only for married couples. There is also service accommodation available for short term rental if families want to visit.

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If there is an emergency, how can I get in touch with my son or daughter?

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Ships at sea and units ashore, both in the UK an abroad, have satellite phones, which can be used in an emergency. To find out more please look at the Community pages.

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What if my child wants to try the Royal Marines before committing?

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Your son may be able to take part in a week long “Look at Life course” at the Commando Training Centre (CTC) Lympstone. This is the first way of gaining some exposure to the Royal Marines but in order to find out more about what the life will be like, your son can attend the Potential Royal Marine Course or Potential Officer Course, also at Lympstone, which is a physical and mental test to see if your son has what it takes to successfully complete the full 32 weeks of Commando Training.

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What if my child wants to try the Royal Navy before committing?

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The Royal Navy runs a four-day acquaint course every week that gives prospective candidates a taster of what life will be like during initial training and on a ship or submarine. For more details speak to a Royal Navy Careers Adviser.

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Where can I find Information about Committal of Ashes Services for ex service personnel and veterans?

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For information about Commital of Ashes services for ex service personnel and veterans please email NAVYChaplaincy-COTFCOORD@mod.uk or you may wish to contact the Royal British Legion who may be able to assist www.britishlegion.org.uk

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Where can I find out about receiving or replacing lost medals?

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Medal information can be found on the Service Personnel & Veterans Agency website www.veterans-uk.info/medals.html or phone them on 0800 085 3600, you can also email them via SPVA-Medals@mod.uk

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Are there any opportunities throughout the year where I can do some training days with the Royal Marines?

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The best thing to do is keep your eye on the Royal Marines website as this is where we'll post information about any events. Signing up for the Royal Marines email newsletter is another way to make sure you don't miss out on news.

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