PROTECTING OUR NATION'S INTERESTS

GUARDIAN AND DIPLOMAT

In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas. Explore our role on the global stage.

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Latest News

Royal Marine Musicians perform at The Royal Albert Hall

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The ship's company with the haul of illegal drugs they seized

HMS Dragon breaks record with seventh drugs bust

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Royal Marines from 40 Commando taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior 2018

Forces from 14 countries in UK for major Navy exercise

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The Chief of the Indian Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba being greeted by The Chief of Naval Staff, The First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC RN

Indian Navy pays visit to Portsmouth

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Latest Events

Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Carnegie Hall Concert

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HMS Scotia

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, Dundee

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

St Mary's Church Concert

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Crowds flock to BRNC Open Day

Britannia Royal Naval College Open Day

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DEPLOYED UNITS

support for families

Deployments can be a challenging time for the families left behind. This is why we do everything we can to help you and your loved one prepare. Take a look at the resources and guidance available to you. 

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HMS Blyth (M111)

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HMS Ledbury (Crew 1)

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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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HMS Protector (A173)

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HMS Biter (P270)

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814 Naval Air Squadron

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RFA Mounts Bay

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Reservists Maritime Reserves

With a total of 42 Units located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Maritime Reserves current strength is 2770. The Maritime Reserve covers a broad spectrum of employment with 6 branches open to Reservists.

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OUR CAPABILITY

versatile strength

The Royal Navy’s capability is among the most impressive in the world. What does it take to bring it to life? People of the highest calibre. And some of the most powerful equipment on the planet. Explore the specialist skills and gear behind our operational effectiveness.

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LIFELONG SKILLS

rewarding careers

Jobs in the Royal Navy take discipline and determination. You give a lot, but you get a lot in return. Like the skills to stand you in good stead during your time with us – and beyond. 

Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering)

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Medical Assistant

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General Entry Rating Reserve

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Hydrography and Meteorology Specialist

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Environmental Health Officer

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Communications & Information Systems Specialist (Submariner)

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Cadet Marine Engineer Officer (RFA)

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OUR ORGANISATION

one navy

The Royal Navy is made up of five arms. The might of ships in the Surface Fleet, the aerial strength that is the Fleet Air Arm, the covert Submarine Service, the elite and amphibious Royal Marines, and the civilian fleet central to our effectiveness, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.