Register your interest as a Ex-Regular Forces Reserve

We’re glad you’ve chosen to register your interest in the Naval Service.

This eligibility form only takes about five minutes to complete and is not your final application. When filling it out, please remember that all fields are mandatory unless otherwise stated.

When you’ve done that, we’ll be in contact by email to give you more information. Depending on the role or branch you’ve chosen we may follow-up with a phone call, but if you have any questions at any point you can always give us a call. If after receiving further information about the role, you'd like to request your application, please get in touch with us and we'll be able to send you an application form.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to receiving email, phone and SMS communications in relation to your application (see our Privacy Policy for further information). 

Which branch are you interested in?

You can change your mind during the application process


Our engineers guarantee the efficiency of our most cutting-edge kit, including ships, submarines and aircraft.


The Logistics Branch ensures our personnel have what they need, when they need it, all over the world – from catering and hospitality to equipment and supplies.


Expert seamanship is at the core of the Warfare Branch. Our specialist teams are responsible for analysing, planning and executing vital global operations.


Our Medical Branch is responsible for caring for the people who protect our nation’s interests, all over the world – in the field, on ships and even below the surface.


You don’t have to join us full-time to make a vital contribution to protecting our nation’s interests. Our reservists train in their spare time and get deployed all around the world.


Our Royal Marines Reserve provides us with a team of fully trained, part-time Commandos, who can be deployed on active operations alongside their regular colleagues.


Our Aviation Branch works within the Fleet Air Arm and is responsible for our airborne operations. It’s a vital function that requires specialist personnel, from pilots to air traffic controllers.


Our chaplains offer friendship, support and spiritual guidance to personnel of all ranks, all faiths and all walks of life.


Royal Marines Band Service personnel combine playing music at some of our most important and high profile ceremonial events, with providing vital operational support to 3 Commando Brigade.


As a Royal Marines Commando, you'll have the unique personal qualities and exceptional physical fitness required to get the job done, every time. Serving in hostile environments, and on the most treacherous terrain, there's no average day when you join the Royal Marines.


  Which service are you interested in?

Serve aboard our aircraft carriers, assault ships, destroyers and frigates. Our fleet of formidable machines have a truly global impact, from combat missions to humanitarian aid.


As part of this fleet of highly specialised civilian ships, you will provide vital global logistic support to the whole Naval Service.


Be a part of our world-renowned silent service from beneath the waves. You'll be responsible for highly classified, stealth operations.


About you

We need some personal details so we can provide you with the most useful and relevant information.

Please enter your first name here
Please enter your surname here
Enter 'DD/MM/YYYY' e.g '01/01/2000' Please make sure you are using the correct format 'DD/MM/YYYY'
Applicant must be 13 or older
Applicants under the age of 18 require parental consent.

Contact details

We will use the information you provide below when responding to your query.

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Have you previously served in the UK military?

Have you been resident in the UK for the last five years?


We're constantly monitoring our diversity and inclusion policy. To help us, please select the following options that are applicable to you.


If you have requested an application, and you meet the basic eligibility criteria, we will send you a link to the full application form via email, so please make sure you check your inbox after submitting this form, including your spam folder. If you have registered your interest in a specific role, branch or service, we will be in touch via email. Depending on the role or branch you’ve chosen we may also follow-up with a phone call, but if you have any questions at any point you can always give us a call. If you have registered your interest in joining the Royal Navy but don't yet know which role or branch you'd like to apply for, we'll send you some more information via email.

In which military organisation did you serve?
Please enter your service number
Please enter time spent in military service
Enter 'DD/MM/YYYY' e.g '01/01/2000' Please make sure you are using the correct format 'DD/MM/YYYY'
Please enter your rank at the time of leaving
Please enter your previous branch and specialism
Please enter your current employment


Thank you for your interest in re-joining, or transferring from another service to, the Royal Navy / Royal Marines.

As you may know, any role in any part of the Royal Navy offers a challenging, exciting and varied career. As well as first class training, teamwork and excellent prospects, you get to work with the latest technology and the opportunity to travel the world.

We are right now upgrading our recruitment IT system and cannot fully process your Application but your interest in the Royal Navy is very important to us and we will be very keen to receive your application in the near future.
Once you've requested an application there is no need to re-submit your interest, we will contact you. If you have applied for one of our Fast Track Application roles please expect a call from one of our agents. All other Candidates will receive an e-mail with an Application link, no later than 31 Jan.

You can also contact our team with any questions at [email protected]

Please be assured we will progress your application as soon as possible. Good luck, we look forward to welcoming you on board.

The Re-joiners and Inter-Service Transfer Team.

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