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Portsmouth PTIs put on a spectacular show!

12 December 2022
Acrobatics, rope climbing, and pyrotechnics were just a few of the impressive displays at Friday’s Physical Training Instructors pass out parade at HMS Temeraire.

The 26-week Leading Physical Trainer Qualifying Course (LPTQC) produces well-trained, professional Physical Trainers and is a qualification recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. The sailors and Royal Marines who have completed the course are experts in health, well-being, and fitness, and support the entire Royal Navy and Royal Marines from new recruits to the First Sea Lord.

The performance showcased the hard work and skill of LPTQC 68 for family, friends, and Royal Navy VIPs, including Rear Admiral Paul Beattie, Director Naval Staff. 

The routine included traditional methods that Royal Navy sailors have used throughout history to keep fit and increase morale including sea shanty songs, club swinging and the well-known hornpipe dance. 

We transform aspirant sailors from across the Royal Navy into Physical Training Instructors who will influence and inspire members of our Service throughout their careers, at sea and ashore.

WO1 PT Lee Derbyshire

WO1 PT Lee Derbyshire, Training Officer at the Royal Navy School of Physical Training said: “We transform aspirant sailors from across the Royal Navy into Physical Training Instructors who will influence and inspire members of our Service throughout their careers, at sea and ashore.

“All 15 qualifiers from LPTQC 68 have proved time and time again that they have the necessary qualities that are needed to join this unique specialisation.”

Friends, family, and guests attended the parade which also showed a short comedy sketch video created by the course members and ended with the presentation of certificate and PT badges. 

The 15 PTIs have been assigned to different bases across the UK including HMS Collingwood and HMS Nelson. Congratulations to the new LPTIs! 

 

Pictures: Keith Woodland

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