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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

The Senior Service recognises the best ships and units of the past 12 months

Navy salutes the Surface Fleet of 2014

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More than 300 sailors, aircrew and Royal Marines have been supporting ongoing air strikes against ISIL forces in the Middle East as part of a US Navy carrier battle group.

HMS Kent works with the USA in fight against ISIL

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Veterans from the previous HMS Queen Elizabeth visit Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth sailors bring Christmas cheer to veterans

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HMS Defender on Operation Kipion

HMS Defender beats the operational drum in new video

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Latest Events

HMS Forward

Royal Naval Reserve Live, HMS Forward

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HMS Calliope

Royal Naval Reserve Live, HMS Calliope Gateshead

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Largest ever Beating Retreat

Legendary Composers

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HMS Sherwood

Recruiting Evening, HMS Sherwood

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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 Wave Ruler

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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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HMS Protector

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RFA Cardigan Bay

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RFA Wave Knight

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820 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Shoreham

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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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RFA Catering Assistant Cook

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Dental Officer

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Steward - Catering Services Logistician

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Marine Engineer Officer

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Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering)

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Royal Naval Reserve

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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.