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.

Surprise reunion at HMS Raleigh

A Royal Navy recruit had the surprise of his life when his mum turned up for his passing-out parade, after a fellow trainee paid for her flight from the Caribbean.

Recruit Quaci Crosby had no idea his mum, Althea, would be there - and it's all thanks to the kindness of his classmate Recruit Cameron Hawes.

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Cameron Hawes and Quasi Crosby after their passout.

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 2019

22 Sailors and Royal Marines from across the Naval Service are among hundreds to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019.

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first Commanding Officer and a Royal Navy aviator responsible for delivering the F-35 Lightning jets into service are among those named on this year's list.

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Crew in front of a wildcat helicopter

Collingwood's Anniversary and Fighting the Wildfires | TwoSix episode 63

Your 60 second update from across the Naval Service.