united kingdom HMS Raleigh

Torpoint, Cornwall
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2.9 75 HMD Devonport, England
3.1 41 HMS Drake, England
3.7245 Tregantle Range, Cornwall
4.6 88 RN Hospital Stonehouse, England
4.7103 Long Room, England
5.0 99 Trinity Pier, England



1940 to present

50 22 18 secs N - 4 13 23.5 secs W
2.3 nm SW of Tamar Bridges
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Elevation: 52 feet


HMS Raleigh
HMS Raleigh was established in Jan 1940 to provide basic training for RN recruits, on a sloping site adjacent to St Johns Lake, Millbrook, near Torpoint. By 1959 it had become the primary entry point for all non-officer recruits.

The hardstanding must have had one its busiest days on 13 May 1982, when 20 Wessex HU.5 of newly formed 847 Sq arrived in three sections, prior to joining mv Atlantic Causeway in Plymouth Sound later that day for her departure to the South Atlantic .

With the growing pressure on budgets, like HMS Sultan in Gosport, HMS Raleigh has grown through centralisation of training activities. After an extensive rebuilding programme throughout the 1970s, WRNS training moved in from HMS Dauntless, followed in 1983 by the Supply School relocation from HMS Pembroke and the assumption of basic training for the artificer apprentices at adjacent HMS Fisgard. Further consolidation followed with the transfer of the Submarine School from Gosport in 2000 and the Military Training school in 2001 from the ex gunnery school at HMS Cambridge, to the east of Plymouth. In 2008 and 2009 work commenced in stages on 4 new accommodation blocks and by Jun 2010 this had been completed.

Against a background of the Oct 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, with a smaller Royal Navy to accept its output, the annual intake has halved to around 1100 in 2011. With a similar knock on to officer training at BRNC Dartmouth the UK MoD has already begun denying that the two sites will merge.

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List of units at HMS Raleigh

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2012/    FOSTSA365 Dauphin 2 1997/   





News about this location


First Aid Ground Training, 15-Feb-16 : a Royal Navy decommissioned Lynx helicopter has arrived at HMS Raleigh to add realism to First Aid training



Operations


DatesOperation
02-apr-8217-jun-82Operation Corporate



List of aircraft and events at HMS Raleigh

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1978 Fleet Air ArmWessex HAS.1XP150
1979-jun-28 Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1XZ338
1981-dec-02 Fleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XT484
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT755
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT469
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT471
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS507
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS514
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS515
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS516
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS479
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS488
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS506
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XS518
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT466
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT472
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT475
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT480
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT486
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT757
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT759
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT766
1982-may-13 mv Atlantic CausewayRoyal MarinesWessex HU.5XT773
2003 G I AirframeRoyal Air ForceWessex HC.2XR523
2015-dec G I AriframeFleet Air ArmSea King HC.4ZF118
2016-feb Fleet Air ArmLynx HAS2XZ726


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