The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust



Men and Women in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines serve their country, often at times of national crisis and danger. The RNBT exists to serve them and their families, by providing support at times of need, throughout their lives. 



This is not an exhaustive list and individual circumstances can be complicated. If you have any doubts or queries, we are always ready to listen and tell you whether or not you are eligible.

The RNBT gives help, in cases of need, to serving and former Royal Naval ratings and Royal Marines other ranks; they are known as Primary Beneficiaries. We also help their partners, children and some others connected with them. Our beneficiaries are known collectively as the RNBT Family.

The RNBT Family History


We will consider applications for assistance from any member of the RNBT Family. If you fit one of the following descriptions then, apart from a few exceptions, you are almost certainly part of the RNBT Family.

Serving and ex-serving Men and Women

You are a past or present RN rating or RM other rank – a Primary Beneficiary

Wives, Husbands and Partners

You are the dependent partner of a Primary Beneficiary with whom you live


You are the child, under the age of 18, of a Primary Beneficiary (living or deceased). This may include: a dependent child who is not the natural child of a Primary Beneficiary, a child who has continued in full time education on reaching the age of 18 and a child over the age of 18 who is unable to support themself because of mental or physical disability.

Widows and Widowers

You are the widow or widower of a deceased Primary Beneficiary with whom you were living at the time of death and are not living with a new partner.

Separated or Divorced Wives and Husbands

You are the separated or divorced wife or husband of a Primary Beneficiary and are not living with a new partner.


Aletheia IMS & Kelvin Hughes

Aletheia IMS Personnel have have been selected to implement the new electronic Safety Management System, (Q-Pulse) for Kelvin Hughes. 

Kelvin Hughes Ltd is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of maritime navigation, surveillance and security radar systems. The company sets the international standard in solid state radar sensor technology with SharpEye™ and its market leading tactical and situational awareness radar display softwares.

Continuously the market innovator for radar sensors and systems, Kelvin Hughes has an enviable history and an unprecedented list of technology firsts - from the first type approved radar in 1948 to the world’s first commercially available multi-purpose solid state radar.

SharpEye™ is sold into a diverse range of markets and applications from naval and commercial maritime navigation, port Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and coastal surveillance to ground surveillance and marine security applications.

With a product range covering land and sea, Kelvin Hughes demonstrates its expertise in solid state radar detection technology with a depth and breadth that no other company can match.

Kelvin Hughes has embarked on a programme of continuous innovation with a vision to place itself amongst the fastest-growing companies in the industry.


Aletheia IMS is Proud to continue its support for the UK Defence & Aviation Industries


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