Royal Fleet Auxiliary

The civilian support branch of the Royal Navy, providing vital logistical and operational support to military operations.

Role of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) delivers worldwide logistic and operational support to Royal Navy military operations. They are the uniformed civilian branch of the Naval Service, staffed by UK merchant sailors.

Fully integrated into front-line warships, the RFA is an essential element of how the Royal Navy operates with freedom around the globe. The RFA supports a wide spectrum of operations from high-tempo upthreat war-fighting to counter-piracy, disaster relief, counter-narcotics, law enforcement and evacuation operations.

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Being a part of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

3/O Brown, 30

Marine Engineer Officer

I get three months off for every four months I’m at sea. I’ve used that time to travel even more of the world – there aren’t many jobs that offer that sort of opportunity.

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What we do

Protecting our nation’s interests: guardian, diplomat and humanitarian force for good. Learn more about the Royal Navy’s priorities and what we do day-to-day.

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Join the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Make memories. Make a difference. Make friends for life – and get paid to do it. Are you ready for a career in the Royal Navy?

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