HMS Excellent Training Establishment

HMS Excellent is home to the Naval Headquarters and front-line training units. Based on Whale Island in Portsmouth Harbour, it successfully blends heritage and history with a modern and progressive outlook. HMS Excellent is a unique shore establishment which has its roots in more 100 years of naval history.

Martin Evans

Rank: Commander

Martin joined the Royal Navy in January 1986. He assumed duties as Commanding Officer of HMS Excellent on the 4 October 2013

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HMS Bristol

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Firefighting Training

Whale Island

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Phoenix Damage Repair Instructional Unit

DRIU

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Phoenix Damage Repair Instructional Unit Training Activities

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The Potential Diver Assessment

RN Diving Branch

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History

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HMS Excellent

Whale Island

It is home to the modern Navy Command Headquarters in Leach Building, plus training sites that prepare personnel for life at sea or deployed operations, such as the Defence Diving School, HMS Bristol and the Phoenix Damage Repair Instructional Unit.

Sailors sow a sea of poppies at Tower of London's moving Great War tribute

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Whale Island holds successful Families Day

Whale Island holds successful Families Day

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Major Charlie Pennington RM

Royal Marines triathlete wins again

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