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The Royal Navy

The Royal Navy was renowned as the World’s most powerful seaforce from C17th, well into the C20th. The Royal Navy was the power behind Britain’s colonial expansion, and protected her flourishing trade.

Today, the Royal Navy still works tirelessly for our nation, and is part of the┬áNaval Service which also comprises the Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxilliary, Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marines Reserve. Much of the Royal Navy’s modern form is based on the 1661 Naval Dicipline Act, co-written by Samuel Pepys!

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