Our people

One team, one identity

People are our greatest asset. And whether they’re treating casualties in the depths of a humanitarian crisis or hunting pirates on the high seas, all Royal Navy personnel are bound by a common goal: to protect the interests of the United Kingdom and her allies.

United by our core values

Our people are united by the high standards we live by. We are justifiably proud of upholding our core values in support of our country and protecting our nation's interests.

Unite our people

The enduring spirit derived from our people’s loyalty to their ship, unit or team sustained by high professional standards and strong leadership, that gives us courage in adversity and the determination to fight and win. That is the Royal Navy ethos.

Invest in our people

We invest continuously in our people, helping them reach and redefine their potential. Armed with a unique set of personal qualities and skills, our people can handle every challenge they face, from rebuilding orphanages in disaster-struck countries to catching drug smugglers in busy shipping lanes.

Value our people

The Royal Navy’s sailors and Royal Marines are a force like no other. Front-line personnel play an essential role in the Royal Navy’s operations. Behind the scenes, our highly-trained specialists work around the clock to make what we do possible. They are the lifeblood of the service. Their efforts give us influence over land, sea and air.

Unleashing the power of diversity

Our leaders harness the unique and diverse contribution of every member in their team. We empower all our people, by respecting and valuing what makes them different.

Encouraging and promoting differences in our backgrounds and experience makes us a healthier and stronger fighting force. Our operational effectiveness is delivered by the right mix of capable and motivated people that reflect the breadth of society we exist to defend, now and in the future.

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Success is in our blood

Every minute of every day, our incredible people are working tirelessly across the globe, doing extraordinary things and protecting our nation’s interests. We recognise the remarkable difference they make and celebrate their achievements.

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Royal Marines

These elite amphibious troops are among the most renowned – and feared – fighting forces in the world. Since 1664, only the toughest have earned the right to wear the Green Beret. The Royal Marines – it’s a state of mind.

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Expertise in extreme environments

The Royal Navy survives – and thrives – in the most extreme environments in the world.

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