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The Fleet



Palace Barracks
Co Down
BT18 9RA

Tel: 028 9042 7040
Fax: 028 9042 1096


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AFCO Belfast is located off the Old Holywood Road, Holywood, Co Down. We can be reached by train to Holywood and then a 15 min walk back towards Belfast or by local bus from Belfast Central Station.

Opening Times

Opening hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (Answerphone out of hours) All interviews by appointment only.


All enquiries to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines careers office are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

We are available during the day and evenings for film shows and talks on the many Career opportunities available in the Royal Navy and Royal marines to Youth Groups, Schools and Colleges.  We also attend Careers Conventions and Job Fairs.

Royal Navy Reserve

Royal Navy Reserve Unit is based on HMS Caroline in Belfast, Drill nights are Thursdays therefore if you are interested in the Royal Navy but can’t commit to a full time career you may like to consider the Royal Navy Reserve as an option. For further information contact AFCO Belfast.

Royal Marine Reserves

Royal Marine Reserve Northern Ireland is currently based on HMS Caroline a First World War light cruiser berthed in Alexandra Dock in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast.  If you feel you are ready for a challenge and have the physical ability to complete the Royal Marine Reserve Training but don’t want regular service then contact 02890 427040.

Sea cadet Units

There are several units based within Northern Ireland, most meet at least once a week and some weekends.  Activities include sailing, sporting events and visits to ships and shore establishments.  For further information or to contact your nearest unit please call 02890 427040.

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