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.

MADE IN THE ROYAL NAVY

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Latest News

HMS Diamond Sea Viper firing

HMS Diamond shows Type 45’s potent firepower in high sea missile test

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 Delta Company, 40 Commando, and Fox Company, USMC, fight through wooded areas to secure three objectives

Royal Marines prepare to assume Lead Commando

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Warrant Officer (Warfare Engineer) Chris Tisdell with daughter Lois, 10, and son Ewan, 9

Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring returns home after nine months on security patrols

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HMS Somerset monitors the Russian submarine in the English Channel

Royal Navy escorts Russian submarine through English Channel

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Latest Events

Royal Marine Band Service

Royal William Yard Festival

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Royal Bath & West Show

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HMS Collingwood Open Day

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HMS President Crest

Royal Naval Reserve Presentation, London

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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 Chiddingfold

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RFA Fort Austin

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HMS Blyth

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RFA Lyme Bay

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HMS Bangor

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RFA Fort Victoria

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HMS Mersey

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Royal Marines 352

On the 28th October 2016 the Royal Marines celebrated their 352nd anniversary. 352 years of unbroken service, of protecting the Nation's security. 352 years of timeless distinction. 

352 years of the Royal Marines

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. 

Nursing Officer Reserve

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Engineer Apprentice RFA

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Seaman Grade 1 AT (RFA)

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Hydrography and Meteorology Officer

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Accelerated Apprentice Scheme (Weapon Engineering)

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Seaman Specialist

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Engineer Officer Bursary Scheme

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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.