Success Stories

Every day, our dedicated people are working hard across the globe protecting our nation’s interests. This is where we recognise the difference they make and celebrate their achievements, large or small.

Recognising achievements

Victoria Cross

The highest military award for valour in combat

Sporting glory

From inter-service competitions, to the Olympics


The number of personnel in the 2019 New Year's Honours List

Humanitarian Aid

Making a difference, all over the world

Celebrating success

Whether they’re being awarded at high profile ceremonies or getting a pat on the back from a crewmate, we’re passionate about recognising the achievements of our people. Read on to discover the latest stories.

Everyday heroes

Our people protect our nation’s interests every day. That means, as you read this, there are people all over the world doing extraordinary things, from going the extra mile on a humanitarian aid operation to making an impact on the world of sport.

HMS Dragon strikes again with eighth drug haul

The drug busting crew of Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon have sailed into the record books after their seventh drugs bust in the Middle East – days later they broke their own record landing a further haul in the fight against criminals in the open seas.

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Honours and awards 

Some of the most prestigious honours our personnel can receive will be presented to them by the Queen following her New Year or birthday honours lists, from MBEs to knighthoods. Others come as medals or prizes, marking significant achievements in the line of duty.

Writer Rebecca is a rising star

Rebecca Fyans, a Leading Writer, has been identified as a Rising Star in Defence at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

She secured the honour ahead of 1,250 entries because of her passionate charity work, which spreads a positive message of what it’s like to live with someone with Down Syndrome. Her son, Sebby, was born with the condition in 2013.

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Submit your success story

Do you know someone who has done extraordinary things within the Royal Navy, going above and beyond the call of duty? Tell us about their success story by filling out this form.

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