HMS Flying Fox

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

History

Bristol Division was one of the five divisions of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve formed in 1903. After World War I, the division was reformed and a new drill ship, a Fleet Sweeping Vessel (Sloop) - HMS Flying Fox - was berthed at Bristol in 1924. Renamed Severn Division after World War II, HMS Flying Fox moved ashore to its present HQ in 1972. The ship itself was towed down the Avon and across the Bristol Channel to a breaker's in Cardiff in 1973.

Co-located on the site in Winterstoke Road are the Naval Regional Officer for Wales and West of England, the SW Area Sea Cadet HQ and Officers' Careers Liaison Officer.

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