On behalf of the Captain, I am delighted to announce a new initiative at HMS Raleigh for those wishing to revisit the training establishment.
Initially, once a term, the opportunity will be offered to any singleton visitor (groups will still be accommodated by Raleigh Exec) to see the old stomping ground on a Friday.
The first time this will be run is on Friday 06 October 2023.
Visitors will accompany those coming to witness the Pass-Out Parade, and will follow the same programme:
From 0900 – arrive, park in Spickernell and escorted to Limers
1000 – Move to the Roebuck Theatre to watch a training video, meet the instructors of that week’s class and witness the latest recruits being presented with their epaulettes.
O/C – Tour an allocated Phase 1 messdeck (noting this will not necessarily be the one you were in, and there is no opportunity to divert and visit these instead).
1200-1330 – Lunch (Pay-as-you-dine in Victory Galley (Phase 2 side), bring your own lunch or buy from Raleigh shop.) Coffee shop and Bar will be open.
1330 – Move to Parade ground to witness Passing-Out Divisions and Captain’s Steps parade (wet weather option will be in the West Drill Shed).
1515 appx – depart.
Veteran visitors will be hosted by our RNA Mentors.
Before asking, there will be no opportunity to:
Visit old blocks
Dine in SRs’ mess or frequent their bar
Visit other training areas (eg gym, Fire Fighting school, Jupiter Point, etc)
Spaces will initially be limited to 15 veterans, who will be allowed to bring one friend/carer. These will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Veterans should be reasonably mobile and not overly dependent on medical care (noting any medical emergency would be dealt with through the local “Blue Light” service and not Raleigh Medical Centre). Wheelchairs can be accommodated.
Medals and Veterans badges are encouraged.
If you are interested, please contact the Raleigh Public Relations Officer at email@example.com , passing the following details:
Veteran’s full name and post nominals,
Date of Birth,
Date of Entry into RN at HMS Raleigh,
Final Rate held,
Accompanying guest’s full name,
Date of Birth,
Vehicle make, colour, registration,
Any mobility issues.