The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service Moves Under the RNRMC Umbrella

4 April 2022

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service Moves Under the RNRMC Umbrella -  Supporting the Support 'Arm' 

Today the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Service formally joins the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). Serving RFA workforce and veterans are to be placed on an equal footing as beneficiaries of the RNRMC. They will be supported and valued for life like any other beneficiary of the charity. This means recognising both Service and sacrifice. The Charity seeks to have a positive impact on their career journeys with Quality of Life and Through Life Support, Transition to external Employment and assistance in Retirement.  In the unfortunate and rare occasion of a Death in Service an immediate payment from the RNRMC of £ 15,000 to the Next of Kin.

Since 2007, the charity has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Through grants, the charity is able to support serving personnel, veterans and their families. 

I wish to acknowledge the extraordinary generosity of the RNRMC in welcoming the RFA into affiliation with the Charity; integrating our Service and People into the many and varied services the RNRMC provide and deliver across an incredible spectrum of activity

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Adrian Bell CEO of RNRMC (left) and David Eagles Commodore Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Head of Services and Deputy Director of Royal Navy Afloat Support

RNRMC CEO Adrian Bell said, ‘I am delighted to welcome the RFA into the RNRMC. The RFA is an integral part of the Royal Navy, and its personnel are as deserving of the support and recognition from this charity as it affords to all its beneficiaries. This charity’s commitment to helping alleviate the consequences of service to the nation, and honouring that service, is full-square behind all we do. The inclusion of the RFA now makes that commitment feel complete. 

RFA CPO Martin Etwell, who has over 50 years service said, ‘I have seen many changes in the RFA since the 1970’s, working alongside RN/RM personnel in all theatres of operations during conflict and peace times, to now be invited to be a part of the RNRM Charity recognises what the RFA delivers operationally and is a huge benefit to the workforce, especially for those in need’.