(This note is not part of the Regulations). This is the original version (as it was originally made). The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) has its origins in the Register of Seamen, established in 1835 to identify men for naval service in the event of war, although just 400 volunteered for duty in the Crimean War in 1854 out of 250,000 on the Register. (3) The term for which a person may be entered may be a term of service wholly in the Royal Navy or may be a term of service partly in the Royal Navy and partly in the reserve. Establishment. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is considered part of the Ministry of Defence Civil Service. Following the Options for Change defence review, the Upholder-class diesel-electric submarines were withdrawn and the attack submarine flotilla is now exclusively nuclear-powered. The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years' War against the Kingdom of France.The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service. This position is currently held by Admiral Tony Radakin (appointed June 2019). 1. As of 2019, there are over 186 vessels in service with the various branches of the Naval Service and supporting organisations, including; 77 commissioned ships of the Royal Navy, 33 landing craft of the Royal Marines, 63 auxiliary vessels of Marine Services and 13 auxiliary ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. 7.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this regulation, a person who enters the Royal Navy who has not previously so entered shall have the right to determine his service by giving notice in writing to his commanding officer. The total displacement of the Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary is as of December 2019 in excess of 815,200 tonnes Serco Denholm took over Marine Services to the Naval Service from the now disbanded Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service in 2008. The surface fleet consists of destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships, patrol ships, mine-countermeasures, and miscellaneous vessels. The average length of service (LoS), broken down by gender, serving in the Royal Navy in the trade of Medical Assistant 2. The prefix "Royal" was added in 1911, creating the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). RFA personnel are members of the Ministry of Defence civil service who wear Merchant Navy rank insignia with naval uniforms and are under naval discipline when the vessel is engaged on warlike operations. Regulation 11 revokes the Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings) Regulations 1982 and the subsequent amending Regulations set out in Schedule 2. They are among the most elite and capable soldiers in the entire British military. Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from other nations. (4) If such notice expires at a time when ratings may be retained in service under the powers conferred by section 4 of the Armed Forces Act 1966 (postponement in certain cases of discharge of ratings), he shall not be entitled to be discharged so long as ratings are so retained. The RFA enables ships of the Royal Navy to maintain operations around the world. Average LoS to achieve the rank of Leading Medical Assistant for the last 5 years 3. 4.—(1) Subject to regulation 5, a person who is serving in the Royal Navy for a term of 4 or more years may give 12 months’ notice in writing to his commanding officer of his desire to be transferred to the reserve and he shall, upon expiration of such notice, be so transferred. In the Royal Navy (UK), operational tours can last approximately 9 months. After that, you may have the opportunity to transfer to longer commissions, which can give service up to the age of 55.  The Commando Logistic Regiment consists of personnel from the Army, Royal Marines, and Royal Navy. Most of our naval ratings branch badges are from the United Kingdom or British Commonwealth or British Empire, but we occasionally have uniform insignia from other navies around the … RFA Argus, an aviation training and casualty receiving ship, Marine Services enables Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships, including the United Kingdom's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent, to either move in or out of port for operational deployment and training exercises around the world. Depending on when you left the Naval Service, you could be back among your crewmates in just four weeks. Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. The following services were formerly also components of the Naval Service: Formerly the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service, the Fleet Reserve, and the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors were also considered part of the Naval Service. Entering Royal Navy service in March 1973, the new destroyer was characterized by its unusual three-funnel arrangement that served a combined steam and gas turbine propulsion system.  The Defence Council delegates administration of the Naval Service to the Admiralty Board, chaired by the Secretary of State for Defence. If we interpret a full Navy career as 22 years of service, there is a 23% chance of a new entrant Officer reaching this point and 14% chance for a new entrant Rating. For December 2009, the total trained regular strength of the Naval Service was 34,660, of which 27,710 were Royal Navy and 6940 were Royal Marines. (3) Reference in these Regulations to any person as the holder of an office shall in the event of a change in the title or abolition of that office be construed as a reference to the person who after such change or abolition shall exercise the functions previously exercised by such person referred to in these Regulations. Title: Request copy of Royal Navy length of Service Statistics Author: Ministry of Defence Created Date: 6/27/2017 2:34:00 PM Other amendments have been made to section 2 which are not relevant to these Regulations. Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Consisting of a single manoeuvre brigade (3 Commando Brigade) and various independent units, the Royal Marines specialise in amphibious, arctic, and mountain warfare. 1966 c.45; section 2(1)(f) was amended by section 2 of the Armed Forces Act 1976 (c.52). A junior doctor may be on board a ship for a seven-month stint. (2) The notice referred to in paragraph (1) shall not have effect unless it is given after the recruit has completed 28 days’ service and before the expiration of 6 months beginning with the date he entered service with the Royal Navy. a. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item.  It consists of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines Reserve and Naval Careers Service. Carriers. See the articles below for lists of vessels operated by or in support of Her Majesty's Naval Service: Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service, List of active Royal Marines military watercraft, List of active Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, Her Majesty’s Naval Service Eligibility and Guidance Notes, "Queen's Regulations for the Royal Navy Chapter One", "BR3 Volume One Naval Personnel Management Chapter Three", "Royal Navy and Royal Marines Monthly Personnel Situation Report", Chief of the Naval Staff and First Sea Lord, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff and Second Sea Lord, Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Capability), Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Policy), Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Submarines), Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Support)|Director Naval Support, Commander United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group, Commodore RFA and Deputy Director Royal Navy Afloat Support, Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, Permanent Under Secretary of State for Defence, Defence Electronics and Components Agency, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Her_Majesty%27s_Naval_Service&oldid=992875484, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The Royal Naval Volunteer (Supplementary) Reserve, The Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve, The Royal Naval Volunteer (Postal) Reserve), The Royal Naval Emergency Reserve (disbanded c. 1959), The Royal Naval Special Reserve (disbanded c. 1960), The Women's Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (renamed the Women's Royal Naval Reserve in 1958, merged into the Royal Naval Reserve in 1993), The Women's Royal Naval Supplementary Reserve, The Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service Reserve (incorporated within the Royal Naval Reserve in 2000), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, Director-General Head Office and Commissioning Services, Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the People Committee, Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee, Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the Defence Equipment and Support Board, This page was last edited on 7 December 2020, at 15:56. These Regulations make provision as to terms of service for ratings in the Royal Navy. The submarine service has existed within the Royal Navy for more than 100 years. 10.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this regulation, these Regulations shall not affect the term of service (either as respects duration or as respects liability to service in the Royal Navy or any liability to serve in the reserve) of any person serving in the Royal Navy immediately before the commencement of these Regulations. It also transports Army and Royal Marine personnel, as well as supporting training exercises. The Navy List reports an up to date list … Check out the website - www.royalnavy.mod.uk Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated. (6) A person who consents in writing to be restricted in the exercise of the right conferred by paragraph (5) of this regulation to give 12 months’ notice, in consideration of being permitted to undergo a course of instruction or receiving any other benefit or advantage, shall not exercise such right before the expiration of the period specified in such consent. (2) A person who continues to serve in the Royal Navy in accordance with paragraph (1) of this regulation may, before the date on which the period for which he is so continued will end, give to his commanding officer notice in writing of his desire to continue to serve further in the Royal Navy after that date for such period as, subject to paragraph 4 of this regulation, may be specified in the notice, and, if the competent naval authority approve, he may after that date continue to serve in the Royal Navy for the period specified in the notice in all respects as if the term for which he was previously continued were still unexpired. (3) Paragraph (2) of this regulation shall apply to persons who continue to serve in the Royal Navy thereunder as it applies to such persons continued in service under paragraph (1) of this regulation. The Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings) Regulations 1982, The Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings)(Amendment) Regulations 1983, The Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings)(Amendment) Regulations 1985, The Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings)(Amendment) Regulations 1986, The Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings)(Amendment) Regulations 2000, The Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings)(Amendment) Regulations 2001, the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy, lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item, confers power and blanket amendment details, links to related legislation and further information resources, the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy. She was the third and final vessel of Invincible class.She was built by Swan Hunter on the River Tyne and launched by them in 1981. Regulation 3 provides for a term of service to be of 18 years’ duration from the date of entry to the Royal Navy or until the recruit’s 40th birthday, whichever date is later. Her Majesty's Naval Service, also known as the Senior Service, is the United Kingdom's naval warfare and maritime service. Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Operation Kipion We have been on patrol in the Gulf since 1980, demonstrating the UK’s commitment to peace and stability. Dear Royal Navy, Please provide the following information: Average Length of Service (LoS) for those serving in the Royal Navy in the trade of Aircraft Handler (AH) for the last 5 years Average LoS to achieve rank of Leading Airman Aircraft Handler [LA (AH)] for the last 5 years Average LoS to achieve the rank of Petty officer (AH) Regulation 10 is a saving provision the effect of which is that a person who entered the Royal Navy before the commencement of these Regulations is not affected by them, except that he may be continued in service in the Royal Navy under regulation 8. Within this total, 3960 were untrained personnel. Minimum service All Officers join the Royal Navy on a 12-year Initial Commission.  The term Naval Service should be distinguished from the "UK Naval Services", which consist of the Naval Service and the Merchant Navy.  It is the smallest component of the Naval Service comprising fewer than 200 personnel.. According to the Queen's Regulations for the Royal Navy the Naval Service consists of: The Naval Service is also supported by Marine Services (currently provided under a private finance initiative) and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which both operate a fleet of auxiliaries in support of the Royal Navy. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary also augments the Royal Navy's amphibious warfare capabilities through its three Bay-class landing ship dock vessels. After the 6 months have passed you will then have to do your return of service. (5) In calculating any period of time referred to in this regulation, no account shall be taken of any day during the whole or part of which the person was absent either on leave or for an unauthorised purpose. Its primary role is to supply the Royal Navy with fuel, ammunition and supplies, normally by replenishment at sea (RAS). For the purpose of determining length of service in the reserve. Page 4 of 462 The RFA is funded out of the UK defence budget and the Commodore commanding the RFA is directly responsible to the Royal Navy Fleet Commander. RFA vessels are commanded and crewed by these civilians, augmented with regular and reserve Royal Navy personnel to perform specialised military functions such as operating and maintaining helicopters or providing hospital facilities. Under a Navy Command 2020 transformation plan, the term, 'Naval Service' has ceased to exist and has been replaced by just 'Royal Navy', to reflect the strength of the Royal Navy brand and assist with unifying the force.  Contained within 3 Commando Brigade are three attached army units; 1st Battalion, The Rifles, an infantry battalion based at Beachley Barracks near Chepstow (from April 2008), 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, an artillery regiment based in Plymouth, and 24 Commando Regiment Royal Engineers. The competent naval authority shall publish and provide forms of consents and notices for the purposes of these Regulations and references in these Regulations to consents or notices shall be construed as referring to such forms or to forms substantially to the like effect. Kiev class: 4: Aircraft Carrier: 283.5 m (930 ft) 45,400: 1 scrapped, 2 out of service, 1 in service (INS Vikramaditya) Russian Navy Indian Navy. “commanding officer” means the commanding officer of the ship, establishment or unit in which the person in question is serving; the authorities specified in Schedule 1 hereto; “the reserve” means the Royal Fleet Reserve. Regulation 8 enables persons who have completed periods of service in the Royal Navy to remain in the Service for further periods of at least 12 months but not exceeding 15 years in total. Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps units who elect to wear and are issued Marine Corps service uniforms at no expense, will abide by grooming standards established for Marines. The Naval Service as a whole falls under the command of the Navy Board, which is headed by the First Sea Lord. Many of the names have been re-used over the years and thus represent more than one ship. Commanding Officers of HM Establishments and Ships. Read more about the history of the RCN. These Regulations may be cited as the Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings) Regulations 2006 and shall come into force on 1st December 2006. For more information see the EUR-Lex public statement on re-use. Command of deployable assets is exercised by the Fleet Commander. Go with what bootneck1 says or contact your local Navy Careers Office. (3) Chaplains – 6 years. This is the length of your training plus 2.5 years, from this point up to the end of your contract your can then give 12 months notice. 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