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.

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Latest News

Immortal memory saluted by todays’s Navy on Trafalgar Day

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HMS Kent leaves Portsmouth for Maritime Security Operations

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Noble deeds from HMS Grimsby in huge NATO exercise

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Multi-million pound investment in Jutland and D-Day ships ahead of key anniversaries

Multi-million pound investment in Jutland and D-Day ships ahead of key anniversaries

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HMS Kent Deployment

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HMS Cambria

Royal Naval Reserve Live, HMS Cambria

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HMS Sherwood

Recruiting Evening, HMS Sherwood

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HMS Cambria

Royal Naval Reserve Live, HMS Tawe

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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 Bulwark

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RFA Argus

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820 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Defender

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RFA Black Rover

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42 Commando

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RFA Fort Austin

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Securing Britain's Future

An island nation needs a powerful navy. A simple fact, often forgotten. Go behind the scenes of the new Queen Elizabeth 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 Marines Officer

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Marine Engineer Officer (Submariner)

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Warfare Specialist Tactical (Submariner)

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Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

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Royal Marines Reserve

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Mine Clearance Diver

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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.