Established in 2007, we are an independent voice. Save The Royal Navy is an online campaign but not an organisation as such. The owners of the site are informed and interested civilian supporters. We have no direct links with the Ministry of Defence, neither are we part of any media or political organisation. Most information on the site is sourced from the public domain. We strongly welcome contributions from everyone and encourage people to comment and submit ideas and articles.
The site is run on a voluntary basis and on a shoestring budget and donations towards running costs are welcome.
- We are not aligned to any political party.
- We think Britain can avoid future conflict by maintaining peace and stability through armed deterrence. We reject the arguments of CND and those advocating unilateral disarmament as dangerous and unrealistic. We must retain forces to protect ourselves.
- We recognise that we do not live in an ideal world and there will be times when we must meet aggressors and terrorists with force. Use of force should always be seen as a last resort.
- We advocate stronger armed forces and increased respect for our serving personnel past and present and are committed to having forces that serve the democracy.
- To put pressure on the government to properly resource the RN. To provide a major increase in funding to redress decades of cuts and neglect.
- To promote the Royal Navy and to highlight the excellent work it does on a daily basis across the globe.
- To provide an independent and honest assessment of state the RN, free from government or political spin, available online and in language that the layman can understand.
- To help correct the imbalance in media coverage of our armed forces. The Army has a high-profile due to the war in Afghanistan. The RAF has always managed its public relations far more proactively and effectively than the RN. The RN is often the ‘silent service’ out of sight and out of mind.
- To see service personnel treated fairly, valued and properly paid particularly those who are risking their lives on a daily basis and those who have sustained injuries, both physical and mental while serving their country in a succession of conflicts.
This site is not:
- A site for naval photos although we will carry a few relevant images. There are lots of other great sites for this. See the links page
- A place for general discussion of RN history (except when there are lessons for the future).
- An old comrades reunion site.
- Covering detailed discussion about other navies (Except where directly relevant to the RN today).