Success stories

Every day, our dedicated people are working hard across the globe protecting our nation’s interests. This is where we recognise the difference they make and celebrate their achievements, large or small.

Recognising achievements

Victoria Cross

The highest military award for valour in combat

Sporting glory

From inter-service competitions, to the Olympics


The number of personnel in the 2019 Birthday Honours List

Humanitarian Aid

Making a difference, all over the world

Celebrating success

Whether they’re being awarded at high profile ceremonies or getting a pat on the back from a crewmate, we’re passionate about recognising the achievements of our people. Read on to discover the latest stories.

Everyday heroes

Our people protect our nation’s interests every day. That means, as you read this, there are people all over the world doing extraordinary things, from going the extra mile on a humanitarian aid operation to making an impact on the world of sport.

Surprise reunion at HMS Raleigh

A Royal Navy recruit had the surprise of his life when his mum turned up for his passing-out parade, after a fellow trainee paid for her flight from the Caribbean.

Recruit Quaci Crosby had no idea his mum, Althea, would be there - and it's all thanks to the kindness of his classmate Recruit Cameron Hawes.

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Cameron Hawes and Quasi Crosby after their passout.

More everyday heroes  

Pictures, Parades and Protectors | TwoSix episode 50

Your 60 second update from across the Naval Service.

Honours and awards 

Some of the most prestigious honours our personnel can receive will be presented to them by the Queen following her New Year or birthday honours lists, from MBEs to knighthoods. Others come as medals or prizes, marking significant achievements in the line of duty.

Queen's Birthday Honours list 2019

22 Sailors and Royal Marines from across the Naval Service are among hundreds to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019.

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first Commanding Officer and a Royal Navy aviator responsible for delivering the F-35 Lightning jets into service are among those named on this year's list.

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Crew in front of a wildcat helicopter