Leaving the Service

Leaving the Service

If you and your family are considering leaving the Royal Navy or Royal Marines or are already on your way out, find out all of the information that you need to know about your transition in this guide.


Most service leavers and their families leave the Armed Forces with no problems at all. However, for some, transition can be an unsettling and anxious time. Lucy Heaver, our Transition Liaison is working with colleagues in the Army and RAF Families Federations on a two year project supported by the Forces in Mind Trust. The project will give us an insight into the challenges faced by families during the transition period and will help us to advise on policy changes and improvements to service provision and advice that are available to better families’ experiences during this time.


If you have an experience of transition that you’d like to share or have any questions or concerns, contact:


Do have a look at our Transition Guide for Royal Navy and Royal Marines Families here which includes all of the information that you need to know when you are thinking about or are leaving the Royal Navy or Royal Marines. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a hard copy.


You can also find the latest edition of the Service Leavers Guide produced by MOD here for additional information.


Posted on: 3rd May, 2017
Last updated on: 16th July, 2018