HMS King Alfred (shore establishment 1994)
HMS King Alfred is a Royal Naval Reserve unit on Whale Island, Portsmouth, within HMS Excellent in the vicinity of HMNB Portsmouth. The unit has a complement of over 200 reservists and provides training facilities to other Naval Reserve units.
HMS King Alfred on the right of the picture, with Naval Command HQ on the left
|Name:||HMS King Alfred|
|Commissioned:||8 June 1994|
|Class and type:||Stone frigate|
HMS King Alfred opened on 1 April 1994 and was commissioned on 8 June that year, replacing the recently closed units at HMS Sussex and HMS Wessex. The unit is affiliated with Southampton University Royal Naval Unit and Bearwood College Combined Cadet Force and provides local representation at events including the Ship Festival, in Chichester; and the Remembrance Sunday services in Portsmouth and Hove. Members of the unit are also honorary freedom holders of the City of Portsmouth. Penny Mordaunt, the local MP and former Secretary of State for Defence, is a sub-lieutenant in the RNR based at the site.
- "HMS King Alfred (Portsmouth)". Royal Naval Reserve: Training Centres. royalnavy.mod.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
- Warlow. Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. p. 81.
- "HMS King Alfred (Portsmouth): Unit Information". Royal Naval Reserve: Training Centres. royalnavy.mod.uk. Retrieved 26 September 2009.