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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Latest News

HMS Sutherland begins month of Battle of Jutland commemorations

HMS Sutherland begins month of Battle of Jutland commemorations

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Lt Cdr Ian Shropshall on the periscope

Submarine teacher reveals glimpse of future Captains' training

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Royal Navy appoints a new Commander of the Maritime Reserves

Royal Navy appoints a new Commander of the Maritime Reserves

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HRH the Earl of Wessex unveils memorial at rededication service

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Latest Events

Army v Navy Rugby

Army v Navy Rugby Match

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HMS Forward

HMS Forward Recruitment Stand, Birmingham

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RMR Bristol

Royal Marines Reserve Presentation Plymouth

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RMR Bristol

Royal Marines Reserve presentation, CTCRM Lympstone

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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 Duncan

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HMS Penzance

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HMS Biter

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RFA Wave Knight

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RFA Wave Ruler

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HMS Bulwark

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HMS Iron Duke

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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

Royal Naval Reserve Cyber Unit

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Nursing Officer Mental Health (Qualified)

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Royal Naval Reserve 

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Hospitality (Submariner)

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Naval Nurse Mental Health (Qualified)

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RFA Cadet Marine Engineer

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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.

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