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 Argyll joins forces with Pakistan warship

Frigate HMS Argyll joins forces with former British warship after visit to Pakistan

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Royal Marines rescuing Susan Whitton in Glen Clova

Royal Marines rescue hill-walker in Scotland

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Sea King flypast ends 49 years of service by veteran helicopter

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First iceberg of the season for HMS Protector

Antarctic survey ship HMS Protector returns to the ice

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Latest Events

RNAS Culdrose to mark Freedom of Helston 60th anniversary

RNAS Culdrose - Freedom of Helston 60th anniversary Parade

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HMS Cambria

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, HMS Cambria

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HMS Calliope

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, Leeds

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HMS Raleigh

HMS Raleigh Open Day for Naval Engineers

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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 Chiddingfold (M37)

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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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HMS Ledbury (M30)

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RFA Mounts Bay

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HMS Biter (P270)

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HMS Shoreham (M112)

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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. 

Qualified Medical Technician Reserve

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Accelerated Apprentice Scheme Air Engineering

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Seaman Specialist

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Hospitality

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Radiographer (Student)

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Mine Clearance Diver

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Royal Marines Commando Officer

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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.