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Abbreviations


Armed Forces - Royal Navy - n2a5 - Royal Navy Shore Establishments - HM Naval Base Portsmouth, HM Naval Base Devonport Plymouth, HM Naval Base Clyde, RN Air Station Yeovilton,

ROYAL NAVY COMMAND AND ORGANISATION

ROYAL NAVY SHORE ESTABLISHMENTS - MAJOR BASES


MAJOR BASES

HM NAVAL BASE - PORTSMOUTH

Function: Home base to surface ships, notably Type 45 Destroyers and Type 23 Frigates. Currently the base for HMS Illustrious, it will be the home base for HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales when these vessels enter service. Portsmouth also hosts Navy Command Headquarters.

Other Functions: Fleet Headquarters Commander-in-Chief Home Command organisation.




HM NAVAL BASE - DEVONPORT
(PLYMOUTH)

Function: Largest naval base in Western Europe with five dry docks, 25 tidal berths, five basins and over 5,000 annual ship movements. Home port for Nuclear Attack Submarines (SSNs), Large Assault Ships, Some Type 23 Frigates, Hydrographic Ships.

Other Functions: Also home to Flag Officer Sea Training and the RN Hydrographic School.



HM NAVAL BASE - CLYDE
(FASLANE)

Function: Home base to UKís Nuclear Deterrent Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBNs). Also base to SSNs and minewarfare vessels.

Other Functions: HMS Caledonia at Rosyth provides support for naval personnel standing by ships and submarines in refit at HM Naval Base, Clyde. All Royal Navy submarines will be based at Faslane by 2017.



RN AIR STATION - YEOVILTON (HMS HERON)

Function: Home base to RN, naval helicopter squadrons and other fixed wing aircraft. Yeovilton operates over 100 aircraft of different types that include Sea Kings, and Lynx (Wildcat in the future). Yeovilton also trains aircrew and engineers of resident aircraft types. RN Fighter Controller School trains ground and airborne AEW controllers. Nearly 4,000 uniformed and civilian personnel work at RNAS Yeovilton that also hosts the Royal Naval Historic Flight and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Other Functions: Nearly 4,000 uniformed and civilian personnel work at RNAS Yeovilton that also hosts the Royal Naval Historic Flight and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.



RN AIR STATION - CULDROSE †(HMS SEAHAWK)

Function: RNAS Culdrose supports the Anti- Submarine Warfare and Airborne Early Warning helicopter squadrons of the Royal Navy equipped with both Merlin and Sea Kings. Eight Naval Air Squadrons are based at RNAS Culdrose, both front line and training Squadrons. The largest helicopter base in Europe with about 75 aircraft.

Other Functions: Responsible for the Operational and Advanced Flying Training of helicopter pilots, observers and aircrewmen.

HMS CALEDONIA

As a DE&S facility, HMS Caledoniaís role is to provide support services to both the Royal Navy and the MoD in the East of Scotland. As stated previously HMS Caledonia supports the requirements of personnel operating on RN vessels from HM Naval Base Clyde.



TRAINING ESTABLISHMENTS


BRITANNIA ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE (BRNC) DARTMOUTH

The principal function of the College is the training of young officers for service in the Royal Navy. A large number of students from friendly Navies are also trained here.

A variety of other course are undertaken including leadership and teambuilding Programmes, seamanship, navigation and other naval subjects.

HMS COLLINGWOOD (FAREHAM)

HMS Collingwood is the lead establishment of the Maritime Warfare School (MWS) and the largest naval training centre in Western Europe. The MWS is a federated training establishment incorporating HMS Excellent, the Defence Diving School, the RN Physical Training School, the School of Hydrography and Meteorology in Plymouth and the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth Naval Base. Other units at HMS Collingwood include the Royal Navy Leadership Academy, Fleet Intelligence Centre and the Maritime Warfare Centre.

At any one time the MWS is training about 10 per cent of the Royal Navy and has an annual throughput of about 3,000 Officers and Ratings, both regular and reserve.




HMS Excellent (Portsmouth)

HMS Excellent hosts the Navy Command Headquarters and delivers a range of different training functions under the direction of the MWS (HMS Collingwood). These include damage control and fire fighting and harbour training on board HMS Bristol (an obsolete destroyer permanently moored at Portsmouth) for RNR personnel, cadet forces and youth organisations.

HMS Raleigh (Torpoint)

HMS Raleigh is the initial entry training establishment for all junior ratings entering the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve. About 2,500 people work in the Establishment and a New Entry of around 80-90 ratings join most weeks of the year. New Entry rating generally undertake a ten week course before moving on to specialist training. HMS Raleigh is also the base for the Sea Cadet Training Centre and the Band of HM Royal Marines Plymouth.

HMS Raleigh also provides professional courses in military training, seamanship, logistics and submarine operations as well as vital training for ships' team preparing for operational deployments.

HMS Sultan (Gosport)

HMS Sultan is the home of Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS) whose primary function is to supply the Fleet with engineering Officers and Ratings of the highest quality.

Training of Marine and Air Engineers of Foreign and Commonwealth Navies is also undertaken. Large numbers of officer and rating students are trained annually e.g. the Ship Systems Group alone has a throughput of some 1,000 students per year.

HMS Temeraire (Portsmouth)

HMS Temeraire houses the staff of the Directorate of Naval Physical Development and hosts the Royal Naval School of Physicial Training and the Fleet Recreation Centre.



HMS GANNET (PRESTWICK)

HMS Gannet hosts a flight of search and rescue Sea King helicopters from the Fleet Air Armís 771 Naval Air Squadron.



COMMANDO TRAINING CENTRE ROYAL MARINES (CTCRM)

All Royal Marines are required to undergo what is recognised as one of the longest and most demanding infantry training courses in the world. This is undertaken at the CTCRM at Lympstone in UKís West Country, not far from Dartmoor.

CTCRM selects and trains all Royal Marines Officers, recruits and reserves to deploy directly on operations world-wide. Between them the three training wings run more than 300 courses per year catering for over 3,000 students.