Life in the RFA
Life at sea with the RFA brings its own unique rewards, lifestyle and support. You’ll get to see the world, make lifelong friendships, and develop a merchant navy career like no other.
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Working as a Steward in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
I get three months off for every four months I’m at sea. My mates with families go home for some quality time with their kids. I try to use my time to see even more of the world. I’ve been all over Asia and spent time in New Zealand, and as long as I’m where I need to be for my next operation there’s no problem.
As part of the RFA, you’ll play a key role in unique circumstances. From landing Royal Marines where they’re needed most; through essential replenishment to vessels at sea; or being on an anti-drug patrol; to saving and improving lives in a humanitarian crisis, it‘s vital work at the highest level.
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