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HMS Raleigh
Bases and stations
HMS Raleigh
Bases and stations

HMS Raleigh

Located near Torpoint in Cornwall, HMS Raleigh is the largest Royal Navy training establishment in the South West (set across a 239-acre site) and is the front door to a career in the Royal Navy.

Location information

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Role of the base

HMS Raleigh provides comprehensive training programs that equip new recruits with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a successful naval career. This training establishment offers a ten-week Initial Naval Training program where recruits develop core values and essential skills, and this combines classroom learning with the latest technology across a range of simulated scenarios.

Training units

The schools on site provide a broad training spectrum that promotes teamwork and personal growth.
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Military Training Unit

The Military Training Unit (MTU) is the lead school for all Military Training within the Royal Navy. MTU provides cutting edge weapons training for sailors of all levels, ensuring they are fully prepared to protect themselves or their units on operations at sea and ashore.
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Board and Search Training School

Board and Search training is an intensive three week training course. The training teaches individual skills and the roles and responsibilities of the team, and a collective training period where the team carry out a number of practice boardings by day and night.
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Royal Navy School Submarine

The Royal Navy Submarine School provides training to officers and ratings specialising in weapons engineering and warfare operations. Courses range from initial professional training to allow submariners to operate beneath the waves, to later career courses which prepare personnel for promotion and to use new equipment. 
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Royal Navy School of Seamanship

The Royal Navy School of Seamanship provides career training for seaman specialists and seamanship safety training to all new entry recruits. It consists of a classroom-based main school, a land-based replenishment at sea training facility and a waterfront sea sense training centre. 
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School of Maritime Survival

The School of Maritime Survival provides Royal Navy personnel with vital skills in fire-fighting, damage control and first aid to maintain safety. All sailors must undergo this training before taking up an appointment at sea.

What we do

At HMS Raleigh, recruits undergo a rigorous training regime that covers a wide range of subjects, including weapons handling, seamanship, firefighting, first aid, navigation, and teamwork. We strive to foster a culture of professionalism, teamwork, and personal development, ensuring that recruits are well-prepared for the demands of their future roles in the Royal Navy.
Our aim is to shape individuals into confident and capable sailors who embody the Navy's values of integrity, courage, and commitment. HMS Raleigh plays a crucial role in the initial training and development of naval personnel, setting a strong foundation for their future service in the Royal Navy.

Base history

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Contact Details

Trevol Rd
PL11 2PD
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