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 Navy bomb disposal experts free tanker from historic torpedo

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Mission complete: Royal Marines fly home after month-long Caribbean clear-up operation

Mission complete: Royal Marines fly home after month-long Caribbean clear-up operation

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Chinese Navy pay visit to Portsmouth

Chinese Navy pay visit to Portsmouth

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Latest Events

HMS Hibernia

Royal Naval Reserve Live Event, HMS Hibernia

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HMS Sultan Bonfire & Fireworks Night

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HMS Calliope

Royal Naval Reserve Event, Gateshead

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HMS King Alfred

Royal Naval Reserve Live Event, Portsmouth

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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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RFA Cardigan Bay

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815 Naval Air Squadron

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43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

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HMS Ramsey (M110)

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HMS Diamond (D34)

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HMS Middleton (M34)

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HMS Chiddingfold (M37)

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Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers Future

An island nation needs a powerful navy. A simple fact, often forgotten. Go behind the scenes of the new aircraft carrier and discover its true scale and ambition.

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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. 

Aircraft Controller

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Supply Chain Logistician

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Engineer Apprentice RFA

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Steward Apprentice (RFA)

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Engineer Apprentice RFA

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Pilot

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Royal Marines Commando

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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.