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Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth

Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) is located in Dartmouth, Devon and is the Royal Navy's Officer initial training academy. It is an imposing building which overlooks the River Dart. Officer  training has taken place at the College since 1863 and indeed, members of the Royal Family including, HRH Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Charles, HRH, Princess Anne and HRH Prince Andrew have all received Officer training at College. It is the premier establishment of the Royal Navy with a proud history and it is integral to the future of the Service today.


Initial Officer Training

The College's contribution to defence today is as relevant as ever, through Initial Officer Training, 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.


Physical Fitness

Initial Officer Training challenges both mental and physical resolve. Cadets will be trained and tested throughout key stages of the course, during which time they will get to experience the varying roles and responsibilities of an Officer in the Royal Navy. 



Initial Sea Training

Phase 2 training is specific to the Cadet's chosen specialisation, and its length is dependent on the branch and role they chose. It will include Initial Sea Training where young Officers will spend time at sea on board a fully operational Royal Naval warship to learn all aspects of being a leader at sea. 

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