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 Duncan returns home

HMS Duncan returns to Portsmouth after leading NATO Deployment

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Helicopter squadron prepares for carrier operations day or night

Helicopter squadron prepares for carrier operations day or night

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HMS Northumberland rededicated on the Tyne

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Royal Marines train England's Young Lionesses for World Cup

Royal Marines train England's Young Lionesses for World Cup

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Latest Events

HMS Calliope

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, Leeds

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HMS Raleigh Open Day

HMS Raleigh Open Day

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HMS Flying Fox

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, HMS Flying Fox

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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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HMS Blyth (M111)

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814 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Protector (A173)

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HMS Bangor (M109)

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815 Naval Air Squadron

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RFA Cardigan Bay

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HMS Argyll (F231)

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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. 

Qualified Medical Technician Reserve

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Cadet Deck Officer (RFA)

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Hospitality (Submariner)

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Nursing Officer

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Marine Engineer Officer

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Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (Submariner)

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Ex-regular 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.