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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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Sailors, Royal Marines and RFA personnel recognised for outstanding contribution and excellence on operations

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HMS Montrose enjoys five magical days in New Zealand

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines named one of the UK’s top LGBT-friendly employers

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Submariners are celebrating 50 years of continuous nuclear deterrent patrols. Picture: LPhot Ben Shread

Submariners celebrate 50 years of success of Navy’s ultimate mission

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Latest Events

Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

St Albans Charity Concert

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Frome RNA Charity Concert

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Basingstoke Charity Concert

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Royal Marines school of music at concert for schools in Portsmouth

Exmouth Pavilion Concert

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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 Bangor (M109)

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HMS Protector (A173)

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HMS Shoreham (M112)

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HMS Chiddingfold (Crew 2)

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HMS Grimsby (M108)

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HMS Sutherland (F81)

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539 Assault Squadron

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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. 

Adult Nurse Reserve

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Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Marine Engineering)

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Hydrography and Meteorology Officer

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Engineer Apprentice RFA

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Seaman Specialist

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Nursing Officer

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Dental Hygienist

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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.