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

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Seven sailors set for Great South Run

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Iron Duke's 'Duchess' on flying form

Iron Duke's 'Duchess' on flying form

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42 Commando exercise on Bodmin Moor

42 Commando to mark Royal Marines 350th birthday

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Gallipoli gunboat to open to the public

Gallipoli gunboat to open to the public for centenary commemorations

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Latest Events

RM350

RM350 Gibraltar Rock Run

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HMS Scotia

Royal Naval Reserve Live, HMS Scotia

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DHC

Devonport Heritage Centre Open Day

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HMS Dragon to sail on deployment

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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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42 Commando

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RFA Cardigan Bay

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HMS Enterprise

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820 Naval Air Squadron

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RFA Diligence

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HMS Blyth

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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

Steward - Catering Services Logistician

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Supply Chain Logistician

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Weapon Engineer Officer

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RFA Cadet Marine Engineer

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Seaman Specialist

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Royal Marines Musician

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Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

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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.