Royal Naval Reserve


The Royal Naval Reserve provides the Royal Navy with additional support in times of tension, humanitarian crisis or conflict. In recent years, Royal Navy Reservists have become increasingly integrated with the day-to-day operations of the Royal Navy and many have been awarded medals for serving on NATO operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Royal Naval Reserve is made up of around 3000 men and women from all backgrounds and walks of life. They form part of the Royal Navy’s ‘total strength’. Around 25% of them have previously served with the Royal Navy, but most have no previous military experience.

As a reservist you’ll have to meet the same fitness and academic requirements, wear the same uniform, do much of the same training and expect to be deployed in the same places and situations as the regulars. Plus, you’ll be paid for each day you spend training or on active service. Learn more here.

HMS Ceres is the only Reserve unit in Yorkshire and The Humber. To find out more about the Royal Navy Reserve in Yorkshire, call 01904 668687 or click here.


Reserve Forces