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Royal Navy


At home on the high seas, just as powerful on land: ready to defend our nation’s interests at a moment’s notice.

Our fighting arms

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Surface fleet

Dominating the high seas with mighty warships. Capable of tackling any maritime operation, from anti-piracy to disaster relief.
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Submarine service

Silent strength beneath the waves. Our fleet of world-class submarines destroy targets with precision and act as a nuclear deterrent.
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Fleet Air Arm

Potent support from above. Delivering air power to offensive and humanitarian operations across the globe.
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Royal Marines

World-class fighters moving stealthily from ship to shore. Only the toughest have earned the right to wear the green beret.

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Royal Fleet Auxiliary

World-leading civilian force. Highly-trained, highly-effective. Ready to provide logistical and operational support whenever it’s needed.
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Maritime Reserves

Courageous and committed. Combining a career in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines Reserves with everyday civilian life.
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At the forefront of technology

Innovation has always been at the heart of what we do.

It’s why we were the first military force to exist in the UK, the first to introduce aircraft to our fleet, and the first force in the world to lead with amphibious warfare.
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Our people

United by our values. Dedicated to our cause. Stronger together.

Our people have an unparalleled commitment to the Royal Navy, their peers and the vital work we do. Together we reach our potential when we feel supported, protected and free to be ourselves.
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Cadets & youth

Gaining life skills. Making memories. Meeting lifelong friends.

More than 130,000 youth are involved in our cadet organisations, developing valuable qualities like responsibility, resourcefulness and endurance - and having lots of fun along the way.
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