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Where can I find information about Committal of Ashes Services?

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These services are held in waters off the Naval Bases in Portsmouth, Plymouth and Scotland, these are conducted by a serving Royal Navy Chaplain for serving and ex service personnel and Veterans. 

For more information please contact the Naval Chaplain Service.

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How long is the training?

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It varies, depending on the branch being entered. For a Royal Navy rating, initial training takes 10 weeks and professional training can take between five weeks and four years. Training for Officers varies depending on which branch you are in but starts from 15 weeks. Royal Marine’s Officer training is 54 weeks long and 32 weeks long for Royal Marines Commandos.

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How long will my son or daughter have to sign up for?

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The length of service will depend on the role your son or daughter is doing and which part of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines they are working in, but they always have the option to request to leave, and then need to work their notice period of 12 months.

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How long would my son or daughter be away?

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Most deployments are about nine months in length. Some ships go away for shorter periods, such as those doing fishery protection work or shorter operational exercises.

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I am married / have a partner. Will you help me with accommodation?

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Married quarters are available after you have completed basic training, but only for married couples. There is also service accommodation available for short term rental if families want to visit.

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If there is an emergency, how can I get in touch with my son or daughter?

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Ships at sea and units ashore, both in the UK an abroad, have satellite phones, which can be used in an emergency. To find out more please look at the Community pages.

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What if my child wants to try the Royal Marines before committing?

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Your son may be able to take part in a week long “Look at Life course” at the Commando Training Centre (CTC) Lympstone. This is the first way of gaining some exposure to the Royal Marines but in order to find out more about what the life will be like, your son can attend the Potential Royal Marine Course or Potential Officer Course, also at Lympstone, which is a physical and mental test to see if your son has what it takes to successfully complete the full 32 weeks of Commando Training.

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What if my child wants to try the Royal Navy before committing?

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The Royal Navy runs a four-day acquaint course every week that gives prospective candidates a taster of what life will be like during initial training and on a ship or submarine. For more details speak to a Royal Navy Careers Adviser.

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Where can I find Information about Committal of Ashes Services for ex service personnel and veterans?

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For information about Commital of Ashes services for ex service personnel and veterans please email NAVYChaplaincy-COTFCOORD@mod.uk or you may wish to contact the Royal British Legion who may be able to assist www.britishlegion.org.uk

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Where can I find out about receiving or replacing lost medals?

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Medal information can be found on the Service Personnel & Veterans Agency website www.veterans-uk.info/medals.html or phone them on 0800 085 3600, you can also email them via SPVA-Medals@mod.uk

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