They do top secret work all over the world, keep us safe deep beneath the surface of the ocean, and meet danger head on, and yet how much do you really know about them? Your search is finally over – here’s 15 interesting facts about the Royal Navy…
The navy was founded all the way back in 1660 and is the oldest branch of the British armed forces.
Navy Chaplains are a key part of the service and known affectionately by the crew as ‘Devil Dodgers.’
When HMS Sheffield sunk in the Falklands war the crew sang Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” whilst they were awaiting rescue.
Whilst the movies tell a different story, the law and order onboard navy ships in the 18th century was more lenient than in civilian life because of how valuable the sailors were.
Press Gangs used to beat, intimidate, and even trick civilians into signing up against their will.