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

HMS Dragon's seaboat with the suspected Dhow

HMS Dragon in fifth Middle East drugs haul

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847 NAS Wildcat conducts CHF cargo lift

847 NAS joined by Apaches in Norway

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Cadet Andrew Miller, Cadet Ewan McKenzie, Captain Miles Lewis, CO of RFA Tidesurge, Joanna, Lady Woodcock, Cadet Heather Wilson and Cadet Fionn McCole on board RFA Tidesurge

RFA Tidesurge welcomed to the fleet

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HMS Montrose in Singapore

HMS Montrose visits Singapore

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Latest Events

Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Ferneham Hall Concert

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HMS Scotia

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, Dundee

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HMS Dalriada

Royal Naval Reserve Live Glasgow

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

St Mary's Church Concert

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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 Blyth (M111)

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Viking Squadron

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HMS Echo

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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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RFA Mounts Bay

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29 Commando Regiment

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815 Naval Air Squadron

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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. 

Communications & Information Systems Specialist (Submariner)

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Royal Marines Reservist

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Aircrewman

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Radiographer

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Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering)

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Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering)

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Dental Hygienist

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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.