What will it be like in the Reserves?

Whether you’re protecting 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. 

Drill nights

A snapshot of naval culture from land, morale boosting and team building unlike any civilian work outing. Transform from civilian to naval personnel in the time it takes to walk through the door, and end the night with a cup of tea with your new best friends.

Training weekends

Time to put your training to the test. Adventure awaits whether it’s at sea or at home. 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.

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 Afganistan to Antarctica.