Patron: HM The Queen | President: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM
Education is the Foundation

About the Foundation

The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation was established in 1827 as an Orphan Asylum, tasked with providing board and lodging for the orphans of British Merchants' Seamen. It is now a British national children's educational charity. Its patron is HM The Queen and its President, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG,KT,OM.

An Evolving Charity
The Foundation's place of business has changed a number of times, and over the years we have operated an orphan asylum, an orphanage and, until recently, a school. Now, as demand and facilities have changed, we support children at educational establishments throughout the country. With this in mind, we decided to change our name from 'The Royal Merchant Navy School Foundation', as we were previously known, to 'The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation'.

To find out more about the history of The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation please click here, or have a look at our Facebook page. 

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Emily's story
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