RNRM Welfare on Social Media

RNRM Welfare values social media as a support mechanism and means of staying in touch, and has its own social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter, which complement the wider Royal Navy online presence.

RNRMW also uses closed Facebook groups to inform, advise and communicate with Naval Service personnel their friends and family. These groups can be found at the following links:

 If you have any questions on Social Media and its use by RNRM Welfare you can contact us via the link at the foot of this page. Your comments and ideas are always greatly appreciated.

Staying Safe in Social Media

In the digital age, "think before you share" is the mantra to live by. With the added potential sensitivity of sharing information about the Naval Service, "social media" use should live up to its name i.e. keep it social.

We strongly advise looking at this government guide on best online practice, as well as taking a look at the following.

Personal Security

You should be aware of the security implications of using Facebook and other social networking websites like Twitter. Be careful with the amount of personal information you share here and elsewhere. We suggest you:

  • Understand and use Facebook’s privacy settings (accessible in the top right hand corner of your page)
  • Do not add people that you do not know, or accept friend requests from strangers
  • Have only genuine, verified friends in your friend list
  • Set access permissions for your content to ‘friends only’
  • Remember that people on the internet may not be who they say they are

Operational Security

Due diligence and common sense prevail. All Service Personnel – and their families and friends – have a responsibility to ensure that no information that might put serving personnel in danger, jeoapardise operational security, or be of use to adversaries, is posted on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else on the internet. This includes:

  • Technical information
  • Operation plans 
  • Troop movement schedules 
  • Current and future locations of military units, aircraft and ships 
  • Descriptions of overseas bases
  • Details of weapons systems
  • Casualty numbers
  • Discussions of areas frequented by service members overseas
  • Daily military activities and operations
  • Equipment status
  • Unit morale
  • Results of operations

If any of these topics are discussed openly online through social media channels, our adversaries may have the opportunity to gather the intelligence that aids their mission against us. Also, bear in mind that sensitive ‘information’ can also be photographic or film/video.

If in doubt, do not post until you have sought clarification from your Chain of Command.