HISTORY OF THE
ASSOCIATION OF


ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS

How it all began

The Association of Royal Navy Officers was formed in 1920. Its initial aim was to help recover retired pay that had been withheld from Naval officers recalled to service in the Great War. Five years later, ARNO was reconstituted by Vice Admiral FW Caulfeild CBE with a broader remit to support serving and retired officers and their families. While much has changed in both the Service and the wider world, that central defining role remains the same.

ABOUT US

The Association of Royal Navy Officers (ARNO) is a membership organisation for serving and former Naval Service Officers and their families. We have almost 6,000 members in the UK and overseas, of all ages and backgrounds, and at every stage in their Service and civilian life and careers.

ARNO enjoys close links to the Royal Naval Officers' Charity (RNOC), which provides a range of practical, financial and emotional support to the Officer family.

You’ll find full details of our objectives, responsibilities, structures and governance set out in our Constitution.

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