ARNO 1920 – 2020

The Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO) is a flourishing 5,500-strong membership organisation for all Royal Navy, Royal Marines and QARNNS officers alongside their Maritime Reserve counterparts. Officers from the RFA, WRNS, RNVR and SCC are also welcome. Join us in our Centenary Year – membership rewards include monthly online talks, publications, e-newletters, competitive RAC breakdown cover and huge savings via Xexec which easily offset your subscription.

ARNO at Home – in response to the challenges of Covid-19 we reached out to members who may be isolated at home; connecting people by phone or for more practical support locally, depending on need. Email and we will put you in touch with fellow members wishing to make the most of this growing support network.

ARNO Online – while working remotely, we are keeping in touch with our members more then ever. Sharing Views from the Cabin and ARNO 100 Words since March has proved an effective way for our international membership to stay connected. Join the ARNO/RNOC Facebook group, follow us on Twitter  and Instagram, and change your settings to receive weekly e-newsletter ARNO Matters.

Supporting the RNOC – Fundraising

ARNO works alongside the Royal Navy Officers’ Charity, which is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. During week of 1-8 December, every donation has the chance to be doubled – one donation, twice the impact.  Your support is very welcome, any amount you can give is a bonus, and will help the RNOC continue to support its diverse range of beneficiaries now and in the future. More on the Fundraising page.


Message of Support – First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC

“As the senior serving RN officer of the Association I wanted to recognise the sterling work being done by all our serving and retired members, as well as the small team keeping ARNO and the RNOC running at these difficult times. Despite the pandemic, the normal operational business of the Royal Navy carries on, from delivering CASD to protecting shipping routes in the Gulf. Royal Navy and RFA ships and people are deployed around the world, from the Falklands to the Indo-Pacific, protecting our nation’s interests.

On top of this, we are delivering in spades in support of the government’s COVID-19 response.  RFA ARGUS is in the Caribbean with helicopters and personnel from 845, 814 and 1700 Naval Air Squadrons, supporting the hurricane season but ready to provide a medical response to our Overseas Territories if required.  820 Naval Air Squadron has re-roled to deliver COVID tasking in the South West.  3 Commando Brigade are at readiness to support, and 42 Commando have been administering COVID-19 tests.

I also want to say thanks to Mike and his small team who are all working remotely and keeping members in touch through social media, ARNO at Home and the regular ARNO Matters.  The Association and the RNOC play a vital role in supporting both serving and retired officers and their families. It is essential at this time that we keep the Association fully supported so it allows the RNOC to continue its good work.  My very best wishes to all members, and their families, at this time.”

join 5,500 other officers receiving exclusive benefits for being arno members

  • Huge range of retail discounts via XEXEC
  • Highly competitive RAC breakdown cover
  • Regular publications - Yearbook and Newsletters
  • ARNO Matters weekly e-newsletter
  • Monthly online talks with high-profile speakers

ARNO Run Ashore Around the World

Every picture tells a story – what’s yours?

We’re aiming to fill the globe with stories of your runs ashore, inspired by a photograph or picture! Members – send your ARNO Run Ashore photo and accompanying story to and we’ll share them in ARNO Matters and on Facebook, and plot your destinations on the map.




The Royal Navy Officers' Charity (RNOC) have supported
officers and their families since 1739

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