Naval Service

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Naval Service
Board of Admiralty
Royal Navy
Royal Naval Reserve
Royal Fleet Reserve
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Women's Royal Naval Service
Auxiliary Patrol
Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Marine Forces
Royal Marine Light Infantry
Royal Marine Artillery
Royal Fleet Auxiliary

The Naval Service is the umbrella title of the maritime forces of the United Kingdom. The principal component is the Royal Navy, and it also comprises the Royal Marines, Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service, the Maritime Reserves, and the Naval Career Service.[1] Until 1964 it was administered by the Board of Admiralty.


  1. BR 3. Part 1. Annex 1A: Naval Personnel Hierarchy. June, 1914.