As the national charity of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the RNRMC understands that while one person joins, it’s the whole family that serves…

It is imperative that the families of those in the Naval Service are offered the support they need throughout life.

With Royal Navy sailors away on deployments of up to nine months at a time, the families left at home can often be affected by social isolation and a sense detachment. Families’ Days are vitally important to the Naval Community, as the loved ones of those serving are given the opportunity to socialise and bond with other members of the naval community.

“Families Days are a thank you to the families for putting up with all the hassle during the year. A lot of our guys are out on the road during the year, they go out and do repairs and things like that, so families are left at home. This is our thank you to them.” — Rachel Jones, Assistant Business Manager, 1710 Naval Air Squadron

Not only do these days offer entertainment for children, but they often give families a vital insight into the working lives of the serving family member. In 2018, the RNRMC has distributed over £30,000 to help fund 16 Families’ Days with more planned throughout the country’s naval bases.

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