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Royal Navy & Royal Marines Career Enquiries

The RN web team are unable to provide information on advice about choosing a Royal Navy or Royal Marines careers.

Individual careers can be found within the Careers Web Pages. In addition, there is clear advice on the nationality and residency guidelines necessary to join the UK Armed Forces within the Eligibility Section. For all other enquiries telephone 0845 607 5555

Overseas Enquiries

Please call the RN & RM Recruitment Team on +44 1604 640015. Lines are open 9am - 9pm (UK time) Monday-Saturday.

You can also apply online at:
royal navy information request .

Freedom of Information Enquiries

Ministry of Defence Enquiries
Tel: 0870 607 4455

Freedom of Information Enquiries
Freedom of Information

Written Enquiries
Ministerial Correspondence Unit
Ministry of Defence
Floor 5, Zone A Main Building, Whitehall
London SW1A 2HB

Freedom of Information Web Request Form
If you have not found the information you need in the MOD Publication Scheme. 
Information request under Freedom of Information

Welsh Language Helpline
If you wish to make a general telephone enquiry to the MOD and you prefer to speak in Welsh, call the Welsh Language Helpline. This service is available from Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, on 01554 821413.


Members of the public
Royal Navy & Royal Marine Contacts

Obtaining Royal Navy Service Records & Medals

Contact Ships at Sea

Sources of Historical Information on the Royal Navy


Royal Navy Telephone Numbers


Members of the Press and Media

For General Navy Press Enquiries
Ministry of Defence, Tel: 020 7218 9000.

For Regional or Naval Base Enquiries
Portsmouth Naval Base Press Office,
Tel: 023 9272 3025.

Devonport Naval Base Press Office,
Tel: 01752 554558.

Clyde Naval Base Press Office,
Tel: 01436 677205.

For Enquiries About Ships or Units Away From Their Home Base Fleet Press Office,
Tel: 023 9262 5381 or 023 9262 5379
(Please note that these numbers are intended for use by the media – they are NOT general inquiries lines)

For Enquiries about Documentaries and Features
Directorate of Defence Public Relations (Navy) tel 020 7218 2861.


Comment on the Royal Navy Website

We hope you have enjoyed viewing the Royal Navy website and have found the system useful and easy to operate.

We are continually updating the site and would be pleased to hear any comments you may have regarding both its presentation and content.

Please note that the web team are only able to answer questions relating to the website and its content.

Unfortunately we cannot help in tracing former Navy personnel or their service records. ALL the available information for these searches can be found in the above links.

Requests for careers information can be made using the electronic form in the Careers section.

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