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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Navy marches in London Pride

Navy marches in London Pride

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Marines launch leadership exercise Alpha Fury

Marines launch leadership exercise Alpha Fury

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HMS Defender and RAF Eurofighter Typhoons flex fighting muscle

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Navy’s new F-35 jump jet flies from trademark ski ramp for first time

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Latest Events

HMS Calliope

Royal Marines Reserve Event, HMS Calliope

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RMR Bristol

Royal Marines Reserve Event, Bristol

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RMR Bristol

Royal Marines Reserve Event, Poole Detachment

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RMR Bristol

Royal Marines Reserve Event, Plymouth Detachment

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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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815 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Express

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HMS Penzance

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HMS Atherstone

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HMS Enterprise

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HMS Protector

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Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Future

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

Communications and Information Systems Specialist

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Royal Marines Commando

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Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering)

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Mine Clearance Diver

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Naval Nurse Mental Health (Student)

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RFA Cadet Deck Officer

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RFA Deck 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.