PROTECTING OUR NATION'S INTERESTS

GUARDIAN AND DIPLOMAT

In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas. Explore our role on the global stage.

MADE IN THE ROYAL NAVY

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HMS Duncan joins US Carrier on strike operations against ISIL

HMS Duncan joins US Carrier on strike operations against ISIL

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Commandos practise helicopter rescue behind enemy lines

Commandos practise helicopter rescue behind enemy lines

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Phantom

Air Day all set for take off

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines recognised in Operational Honours list

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Latest Events

HMS President Crest

Royal Naval Reserve Live HMS President

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HMS President Crest

Royal Naval Reserve HMS President

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HMS Calliope

Royal Marines Reserve Event, HMS Calliope

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HMS Forward

Royal Naval Reserve Event, HMS Forward

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DEPLOYED UNITS

support for families

Deployments can be a challenging time for the families left behind. This is why we do everything we can to help you and your loved one prepare. Take a look at the resources and guidance available to you. 

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HMS Iron Duke

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RFA Cardigan Bay

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HMS Richmond

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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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814 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Blyth

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RFA Wave Ruler

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Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Future

An island nation needs a powerful navy. A simple fact, often forgotten. Go behind the scenes of the new aircraft carrier and discover its true scale and ambition.

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OUR CAPABILITY

versatile strength

The Royal Navy’s capability is among the most impressive in the world. What does it take to bring it to life? People of the highest calibre. And some of the most powerful equipment on the planet. Explore the specialist skills and gear behind our operational effectiveness.

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LIFELONG SKILLS

rewarding careers

Jobs in the Royal Navy take discipline and determination. You give a lot, but you get a lot in return. Like the skills to stand you in good stead during your time with us – and beyond. 

Careers

RFA Cadet Marine Engineer

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Seaman Specialist

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Training Management Officer

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Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

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Dental Officer

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RFA Cadet Deck Officer

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Warfare Officer (Submariner)

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OUR ORGANISATION

one navy

The Royal Navy is made up of five arms. The might of ships in the Surface Fleet, the aerial strength that is the Fleet Air Arm, the covert Submarine Service, the elite and amphibious Royal Marines, and the civilian fleet central to our effectiveness, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.