HMS Wildfire (shore establishment 2000)
HMS Wildfire is a Royal Naval Reserve unit in Northwood, North West London. Training over 100 reservists, HMS Wildfire is located within a purpose built training facility inside the national military tri-service HQ and NATO base.
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Housed initially within Northwood Headquarters, the unit occupied a series of huts until in 1988 the unit moved to Brackenhill House, an Edwardian mansion situated 250 yards (230 m) from the main gate of Northwood Headquarters/HMS Warrior. In May 2000 HMS Northwood decommissioned and was commissioned as HMS Wildfire.
As part of the redevelopment of the base HMS Wildfire returned to the main base into a modern purpose built facility. On 11 June 2011, the Ships company formally marched from Brackenhill House to the Northwood base behind the RM Band Portsmouth and was inspected by Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Admiral Sir Trevor Soar.
- Short history of HMS Wildfire one to seven
- Short history of HMS Wildfire eight
- Royal Navy Reservists move back into Northwood Headquarters Watford Observer, 15 June 2011
- Royal Naval Reserve Unit marched back to Northwood Headquarters after 23 years Reserves News, June 2011