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OVERVIEW The Royal Navy is directed by the Admiralty Board, a policy-making body that both oversees the Royal Navy and advises the prime minister on naval matters. The First Sea Lord, the highest-ranking naval officer, is the chief of staff of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy consists of a seagoing force, the Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Marines. Support functions are carried out largely by civilian paramilitary forces, such as the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), which operates tankers,...


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