Bases and staions
BRNC Dartmouth, located in Devon, England, serves as the initial training establishment for officers in the Royal Navy. It is renowned as the premier officer training academy in the UK.
Role of the Base
The base is responsible for providing comprehensive training programs at the Britannia Royal Naval College. It plays a vital role in defence by providing Initial Officer Training and ongoing leadership development. The college also supports Defence Diplomacy efforts by training international officers. Its overarching goal is to produce courageous leaders with the determination to succeed in combat. enduring leadership training, and support to Defence Diplomacy outputs through the training of International officers. Underpinning all aspects of training at BRNC remain the aim to deliver courageous leaders with the spirit to fight and win.
Throughout its history, BRNC Dartmouth has evolved, expanded its courses, and trained officers for the Royal Navy, adapting to changing needs and integrating women into its training programs.
Training hulks Britannia and Hindostan established on Mount Boone peninsula, owned by the estate of Sir Walter Raleigh.
Foundation stone laid by King Edward VII for the present buildings designed by Sir George Aston Webb.
Britannia Royal Naval College officially opens with the first cadets entering three years later.
College evacuated and temporarily closed due to bombing during World War II.
Royal Naval College re-opens after the war with expanded courses.
HRH The Prince of Wales joins as a graduate Sub Lieutenant.
Special Duties Officers Pre-qualifying Course, St. George, begins.
WRNS Officers' Training Course, Talbot, starts.
Integration of female Naval Officers' training with male counterparts.
Special Duties Officers' Greenwich course moves to Dartmouth.
Get a tour of BRNC
Join our guided tour to discover the historic Britannia Royal Naval College. Marvel at the iconic architecture and delve into its rich history. Experience the heart of the College, from the Chapel to the Britannia Heritage Museum. Book tickets below or call 01803 677565. Advance booking recommended.