Royal Naval Association (RNA)

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Shipmates & Oppos Programme for Naval Service leavers

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Joining the Naval Service is a big step. But for many of us, leaving it can be an even bigger one.

Making the transition to Civvy Street isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve got a family, or you’re dealing with things like jobs, housing and money for the first time. It’s often toughest just after you’ve left, when the novelty’s worn off and reality kicks in. The Shipmates & Oppos Programme is run by the RNA and has helped thousands of leavers to find the practical support and advice they’ve needed.

It’s free, and you can contact us as much or little as you like. We’ll also make yearly contact in your first five years, just to make sure you’re doing OK.

We’re here to help you make the biggest move of your life – no matter your rank, arm or number of days served.

For more information, or to join the Shipmates & Oppos Programme, visit: / 023 9272 0782