The Royal Navy

Royal Navy Sailor School

Royal Navy Sailor School charts a diverse group of young men and women with their sights set on a career that will push them to the limit and take them around the globe: the Royal Navy.

With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to HMS Raleigh in Cornwall, Royal Navy Sailor School takes a candid look at the incredible journey that transforms them into sailors. Through a network of fixed rig cameras, we follow men and women from the moment they arrive at HMS Raleigh to the moment they pass out – if they make it.

Over 50 cameras capture two classes of 16-37 year-olds as they embark on the 10-week intensive Initial Navy Training course, which puts them to the ultimate test – from stretcher runs to high ropes, weapons handling and 20km treks to mess deck hijinks.