Fleet Diving Units 1, 2 & 3

The Fleet Diving Group is made up of three elite units. Fleet Diving Unit 1 (FDU1) is at immediate readiness 365 days a year. Fleet Diving Units 2 and 3 offer maritime force protection to all RN ships and operate worldwide.

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Fleet Diving Unit 1 provides expertise in maritime counter terrorism, dealing with possible terrorist devices. They are parachute-trained and remain at a high state of readiness to move. Whilst the specialities of Fleet Diving Units 2 and 3 are port and harbour clearance, searching berths,  jetties and ships. Both these teams can deploy swiftly around the globe. 

Navy's explosive experts in Canadian bomb disposal exercise

Navy's explosive experts in Canadian bomb disposal exercise

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Princess Royal visits Portsmouth Naval Base

Princess Royal visits Portsmouth Naval Base

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Navy divers tested amid the Red Sea’s coral reefs

Elite Navy divers tested amid the Red Sea’s coral reefs

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Commanding officer Kevin Stockton

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Kevin Stockton joined the Royal Navy in 1983. He assumed command of Fleet Diving Group in 2012.

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Command of Fleet Diving Squadron Chris O'Flaherty

Rank: Commander

Commander Chris O'Flaherty joined the Royal Navy in 1987. He assumed his current Command of the Fleet Diving Squadron in February 2014, where he is responsible for the Royal Navy’s UK and global underwater search, engineering and bomb disposal capabilities.

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