|Staying In Touch|
Staying in Touch
When the serving member of your family is away on a deployment or operation, effective communication can make separation more bearable. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines offer various communication and support networks, which ensure that families are kept informed with Service developments and can remain in contact with their loved ones. This section provides the details of the communication networks available; however, if you can’t find what you are looking for, please visit our family section, which has much information on family related issues and a segment on coping with deployment.
Telephone and Internet Access
Information and Communication
Homeport - The official magazine of the Naval Families Federation. This free, quarterly publication is full of useful information and helpful advice for those with a family member in the Service. It is circulated by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines to naval families throughout the world; distributed to ships, training establishments and HIVE’s. You can pick up a copy from the NFF office or sign up to the Homeport mailing list (application form) to get a copy delivered to your home for free. An online version of the latest Homeport is available to download here (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader). To find out more about the magazine, please visit the Homeport section of our website.
NFF e-update - Our e-mail update provides a summary of NFF activities and a short, snappy roundup of news and information of interest to Royal Navy and Royal Marines families. It cherry picks information from various sources and brings it all together on one neat little page. It is issued every other month. Click here to read the latest e-update and to join the mailing list.
NFF Social Media
Royal Navy Website - The Community pages on the Royal Navy Website provides a wealth of information and links covering a vast range of issues. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, the Community pages may be able to point you in the right direction. Click here to visit the website.
The Royal Navy’s HIVE produce a weekly e-newsletter that provides local and national news. Click here to contact your local HIVE and subscribe to their newsletter.
Navy News - Click here to get up to date news on Naval Service Life from the online version of the popular monthly news publication. Alternatively you can buy a paper copy from most newsagents or subscribe to become a regular reader. Look out for the NFF's regular contribution to the magazine.
Globe & Laurel
RN & RM Reserves
Click here for key information for families of Reservists in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.