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

Royal Navy helicopters deliver aid in fight against Ebola

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UK and Japan cooperation at sea and ashore

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Advent

Yule the waves 2014

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Scan Eagle

X-men take to the Cornish skies

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Latest Events

Largest ever Beating Retreat

Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth

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Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood

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Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Plymouth

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Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Scotland

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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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RFA Argus

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HMS Shoreham

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HMS Bulwark

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HMS Penzance

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RFA Wave Ruler

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HMS Ocean

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RFA Wave Knight

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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 Commando

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Warfare Officer

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RFA Medical Technician

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Medical Officer Cadet

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Steward Catering Services (Submariner)

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Naval Airman (Survival Equipment)

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Aircrew Officer Pilot

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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.