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.

MADE IN THE ROYAL NAVY

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Latest News

Britain's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York

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Submariners surface for Hollywood movie premier

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First test bombs dropped from HMS Queen Elizabeth’s F-35 Lightning fighter jets

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Lyme Bay arrives in Middle East for UK’s biggest war game since 2001

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Latest Events

Royal Navy pilot Commander Nathan Gray makes the first ever F-35 Lightning jet take off from HMS Queen Elizabeth

Atlantic Future Forum

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HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night

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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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HMS Clyde

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HMS Bangor (M109)

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HMS Albion (L14)

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HMS Biter (P270)

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HMS Hurworth (M39)

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539 Assault Squadron

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29 Commando Regiment

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Reservists Maritime Reserves

With a total of 42 Units located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Maritime Reserves current strength is 2770. The Maritime Reserve covers a broad spectrum of employment with 6 branches open to Reservists.

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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. 

Hospitality

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Warfare Specialist (Submariner)

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Environmental Health Officer

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Writer Logistician

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Logistics Supply Officer (RFA)

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Operating Department Pracitioner Student

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Royal Marines Musician

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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.