HMS Flying Fox (shore establishment)

HMS Flying Fox is a Royal Naval Reserve unit located in Bristol, England. Training over 100 reservists on Thursday evenings in Bristol, Flying Fox serves Bristol, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Flying Fox in 2007
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Flying Fox
Commissioned: 18 November 1972[1]
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Stone frigate


Bristol Division was one of the five divisions of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve formed in 1903. After the First World War the division was reformed and a new drill ship, the 24-class sloop HMS Flying Fox, was berthed at Bristol in 1924. Renamed Severn Division after the Second World War, HMS Flying Fox moved ashore to its present HQ in 1972. The ship itself was towed down the River Avon and across the Bristol Channel to a ship breaker's yard in Cardiff in 1973.[2]

Co-located on the site in Winterstoke Road are the Naval Regional Officer for Wales and West of England,[3] and the South West Area Sea Cadet HQ.[4]


Commanding officer: Surgeon Commander R Graham VR RNR
Executive officer: Lieutenant Commander S Roll RNR
Royal Navy staff officer: Lieutenant Commander N Watts RNR
Unit training officer: Lieutenant Commander M Whiting RNR
Unit Warrant officer: Warrant Officer W Moore


  1. Warlow, Ben (2000). Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. Maritime Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-907771-74-6.
  2. Fray Bentos (3 March 1973). "HMS Flying Fox" (photograph). 1970s photographs of lost Bristol.
  3. "Media enquiries". Royal Navy. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  4. "Get in Touch". Sea Cadets. Retrieved 11 October 2015.

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