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. 

Royal Naval Divers receive bravery award for bomb disposal

Royal Naval Divers receive bravery award for bomb disposal

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Diving into a new career with the Royal Naval Reserve

Diving into a new career with the Royal Naval Reserve

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Divers salute the Royal Oak

Divers salute the Royal Oak

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CO Fleet Diving Squadron Chris O'Flaherty

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Commander Chris O'Flaherty joined the Royal Navy in 1987, he assumed command of the Fleet Diving Squadron in February 2014.

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