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Registration no.1117794
Legal statusNon-profit organisation
PurposeSupporting our sailors, marines, and their families, for life
Region served
United Kingdom
Key people
The Princess Royal
Admiral Sir Jonathon Band
Adrian Bell
(Chief Executive)
Dr Brian Gilvary
Main organ
Board of Trustees

RNRMC (full name Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity) is a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland.[1] Its purpose is to support sailors, marines, and their families, including those from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Maritime Reserves, QARNNS (Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service), the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and former members of the now defunct Women's Royal Naval Service.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is a member of the Maritime Charities Funding Group (MCFG) and the Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO).[2]


RNRMC was established in 2007 as the National Charity of the Royal Navy, to fund projects and facilities that support serving personnel and veterans of the Naval service, as well as their families.[3] HMS Queen Elizabeth is the affiliate ship of the charity.[4]

In September 2018, Adrian Bell was appointed CEO of RNRMC, after previously serving as CEO of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance for eight years.[5] In July 2021, Sir Bill Thomas was succeeded as chairman by Dr Brian Gilvary, the former Executive Chairman of Ineos Energy.[6]


RNRMC distributes grants to British military charities including Walking with the Wounded, SSAFA, Scotty's Little Soldiers and Combat Stress, allowing these charities to provide support services to beneficiaries who have served in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, and their family members.[7][8][9][10] In the first decade of the charity's activity, it distributed over £50 million in grants.[5]

The charity hosts multiple events to raise funds for its work, including an annual Beating Retreat performance, a virtual Trafalgar Night celebration, and sponsored sports challenges such as the Virtual Field Gun Challenge and Battlefield Cycle Challenge.[11][12][13]

During the coronavirus pandemic, RNRMC distributed care packages to 650 Naval personnel.[14]


  1. ^ "THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES CHARITY - Charity 1117794". register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  2. ^ "Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity". Cobseo. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  3. ^ "Charities | Royal Navy". www.royalnavy.mod.uk. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  4. ^ "HMS Queen Elizabeth on track for first entry to Portsmouth | The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity". www.rnrmc.org.uk. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  5. ^ a b "New man at helm of Naval charity". Royal Naval Association. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  6. ^ "Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity appoints new Chairman". Cobseo. 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  7. ^ "News - Thank you to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity - RNRMC - Walking With The Wounded". walkingwiththewounded.org.uk. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  8. ^ "RNRMC awards SSAFA's mentoring service over £25,800". Cobseo. 2022-04-08. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  9. ^ "The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital Award £15,000 to Scotty's Little Soldiers". Cobseo. 2021-08-09. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  10. ^ "RNRMC awards Combat Stress grant of £55,000 a year for three years". Combat Stress. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  11. ^ "Take part in the world's largest Trafalgar Night dinner and make a real difference to sailors and marines all over the UK". Cobseo. 2021-09-16. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  12. ^ "Virtual Field Gun Challenge". Cobseo. 2022-04-04. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  13. ^ "Battlefield Cycle Challenge - Portsmouth to Cherbourg Bike Ride". Cobseo. 2022-01-31. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  14. ^ RNRMC Distributes 650 Care Packages to Royal Navy and Royal Marine Medical Personnel, retrieved 2022-04-28

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