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Royal Navy flies into Bournemouth Air Festival

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HMS Illustrious takes final bow

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HMS Defender remembers 100th anniversary of Heligoland Bight

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Century passes since first naval battle of World War 1

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Latest Events

HMS Flying Fox

HMS Flying Fox Recruiting Evening

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HMS Flying Fox

Royal Naval Reserve Live, HMS Flying Fox

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HMS King Alfred

Royal Naval Reserve Live HMS King Alfred

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Invictus Games

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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 Protector

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RFA Fort Austin

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HMS Express

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HMS Biter

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HMS Defender

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HMS Northumberland

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HMS Blyth

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Royal Marines 350

This year the Royal Marines celebrate their 350th anniversary. 350 years of unbroken service, of protecting the Nation's security. 350 years of timeless distinction. 

350 years of the Royal Marines

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

Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

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Steward - Catering Services Logistician

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Royal Naval Reserve

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RFA Catering Assistant Cook

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Aircrew Officer Pilot

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Warfare Specialist Tactical (Submariner)

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Royal Marines Officer

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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.