Success Stories

Everyday heroes

Every day, our dedicated people are working hard across the globe protecting our nation’s interests. This is where we recognise the difference they make and celebrate their achievements, large or small. From going the extra mile on a humanitarian aid operation to making an impact on the world of sport.

Fleet Effectiveness Awards 2019/20

The outstanding contribution of sailors on operations around the world has been recognised by the Rear Admiral in charge of surface ships at the Royal Navy Fleet Effectiveness Awards. Rear Admiral Mike Utley has awarded the extraordinary efforts of thousands of serving personnel by presenting Surface Fleet Effectiveness Trophies to the ship or unit displaying the highest standards of excellence across the year.

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Victoria Cross

The highest military award for valour in combat

Sporting glory

From inter-service competitions, to the Olympics


The number of personnel in the 2019 Birthday Honours List

Humanitarian Aid

Making a difference, all over the world

Honours and awards

Some of the most prestigious honours our personnel can receive will be presented to them by the Queen following her New Year or birthday honours lists, from MBEs to knighthoods. Others come as medals or prizes, marking significant achievements in the line of duty.

Queen's Birthday Honours list 2020

Sailors and Royal Marines from across the Naval Service are among hundreds to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.

A submariner who helped search for a missing Argentine boat, two Royal Marines dedicated to helping injured, wounded or traumatised comrades and veterans are among the Naval Service personnel honoured by the Queen.

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Crew in front of a wildcat helicopter

Iceland | Episode 149

Your 60 second update from across the Royal Navy.