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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

HMS Queen Elizabeth, departs her home port of Portsmouth bound for the USA to land fast jets on deck for the very first time.

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets off for F-35B fighter jet trials

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First Sea Lord takes the salute at BRNC Dartmouth

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Royal Marines cadet to represent the 2018 GB Freestyle Kayaking Team

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RN hands over command of anti-terror task force to Saudi partners

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Latest Events

RMR Scotland

Royal Marines Reserve Presentation, Dundee

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Bournemouth Air Festival

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HMS Calliope

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, Leeds

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RMR London Crest

Royal Marines Reserve Presentation, City of London

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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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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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RFA Cardigan Bay

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814 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Chiddingfold (M37)

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HMS Mersey

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HMS Biter (P270)

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HMS Ledbury (M30)

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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. 

Environmental Health Officer

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Warfare Specialist Sonar (Submariner)

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Naval Nurse (Qualified)

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Leading Hand/Helicopter Controller (RFA)

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Writer (Submariner)

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Medical Assistant

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Steward (RFA)

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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.