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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Marine John Allen of Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines with an Army Commando and a Marine patrolling in the river at Belize

Royal Marines train in Belize jungle

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Duke of Sussex visits CHF in Arctic

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845 Naval Air Squadron heading North to Norway

Commando Merlins leave for the Arctic

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Defence Secretary reveals future assault ship plan

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Latest Events

Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Roebuck Concert Series

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Ferneham Hall Concert

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HMS Scotia

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, Dundee

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HMS Dalriada

Royal Naval Reserve Live Glasgow

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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 Argyll (F231)

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HMS Enterprise

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815 Naval Air Squadron

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HMS Biter (P270)

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HMS Ledbury (Crew 1)

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HMS Sutherland (F81)

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HMS Chiddingfold (Crew 2)

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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. 

Mental Health Nurse Student

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Cadet Marine Engineer Officer (RFA)

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Undergraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (UGAS)

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Dental Hygienist

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Medical Officer Reserve

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Adult Nurse Reserve

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Operating Department Practitioner Qualified

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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.