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HMS Ocean practises core warfare skills

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Astute marks centenary of Submarine Service’s proudest tradition

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Chatham First World War commemorations

Royal Navy joins Chatham centenary commemoration of First World War

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Sailors sow a sea of poppies at Tower of London's moving Great War tribute

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Largest ever Beating Retreat

Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth

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Largest ever Beating Retreat

Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines CTCRM

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Chatham First World War commemorations

First World War centenary commemorations at Chatham

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HMS Scotia

Tay Division (HMS Scotia) Recruiting Evening

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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 Quorn

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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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HMS Blyth

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RFA Wave Ruler

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HMS Defender

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HMS Enterprise

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42 Commando

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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

Chaplain

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Seaman Specialist

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Weapon Engineer Officer (Submariner)

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Naval Airman (Survival Equipment)

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Steward Catering Services (Submariner)

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RFA Communications Rating

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RFA Marine Engineer 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.