This Is Off The Navy Site Thought You Mite Want To Read It... Navy 'Promotion Freeze' and Navy 'Cuts' It has been reported that Promotion for Royal Navy officers is to be frozen in cost cutting measures. The Royal Navy is working hard to be more efficient in how we command, manage and support sailors; so that we can focus more of our resources on the front line. As a result, we have warned our people that there may a temporary reduction in a few promotion opportunities, particularly for senior officers in headquarters posts. It has also been widely reported that the Royal Navy may suffer heavy cuts and lose a number of warships (ranging from six to half the fleet, depending on which newspaper you read) as a result of a spending review. The MOD routinely reviews all Defence capabilities to ensure resources are directed where our front line Armed Forces need them most. This may mean increases for some areas and decreases for others. But we are some way from any decisions and the MOD currently has no plans to cut the numbers of Destroyers and Frigates. so acording to them its nothing to do with having to save money.