We are an independent voice. savetheroyalnavy.org is simply a campaigning web site and blog, 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. Virtually all 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. (There is more detail on the history and vision of the site 2007-2011 here).
We have decided against hosting our own forum on this site as there is already an excellent RN forum hosted by NavWeaps.com. However you can post comments on the articles or contact us with comments and suggestions.
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. Unless we attain the utopian fantasy of worldwide multilateral disarmament 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 at present due to the war in Afghanistan. The RAF has always managed its public relations more 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.
- Carrying information and discussion about other navies (Except where directly relevant to the RN today).