HMS Raleigh Training Establishment


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

If you're interested in finding out more about a career in the Royal Navy, take a look at our careers section. HMS Raleigh is the ‘front door’ for entry into the Royal Navy, where ratings from all branches receive their 10-week Initial Naval Training.

The seven schools on site provide a broad spectrum of training, ranging 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 Richard Harris

Rank: Captain

Richard Harris was promoted to Captain in November 2017 and joined HMS Raleigh as the Commanding Officer in September 2018.

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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, plus Gutter Tor refuge on Dartmoor. Both are used to conduct leadership and team-working exercises.

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