What will it be like as a Reservist?

Whether you’re serving on Naval warships in foreign waters or contributing to humanitarian aid missions, serving with the Royal Naval Reserve is an opportunity like no other. You’ll learn and develop new skills to put into practice at sea and at home. 

You’ll go to places you’ve never been, experience things you wouldn’t anywhere else, and develop new skills you don’t even know you have yet. 

Training evenings

Regular training evenings at Reserve units will enhance your basic training, keep you up to date with reservist requirements and boost your team building.  Immerse yourself in Naval culture from the moment you walk through the door and make life long friends in the process.

Training weekends

Time to put your training to the test. Adventure awaits whether it’s at sea or ashore. You’ll be pushed to your limits, notching up experiences that’ll stretch you and take you out of your comfort zone. 

Continuous training

Here you’ll bolster your basic training with defence drills and adventure activities, ensuring you’re at the top of your game, not only for personal development but for protecting our nations interests.

Deployments at sea

Become part of a professional ship’s crew, meeting new people and experiencing things you never imagined. Travel across the globe, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific and be part of a unique floating community.

Adventurous training

Take advantage of adventurous training, learning new skills and gaining new experiences. Specialise in anything from skiing to kite surfing.

Active service

As a member of the Royal Naval Reserve it’s a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ you’ll get to put your training into good use. In recent years our reservists have served all over the world, from Antarctica to Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and the USA.