Bases and Stations

30,000 highly-skilled personnel work across a multitude of roles to achieve one aim: protecting our nation’s interests. But where do they call home? Learn more about our bases, barracks and air stations. 

Naval Bases

Our Naval Bases house the Royal Navy's Surface Fleet and Submarine Service. Each one supports the ships and submarines of their flotilla in the areas of personnel, engineering and supplies.

Air Stations

Our Air Stations are among the busiest airfields in the UK. They are home to the Fleet Air Arm's front-line and training squadrons, hundreds of aircraft and thousands of personnel.

Navy Command HQ

The Navy Command Headquarters is based at Whale Island in Portsmouth, and additionally encompasses the Command Centre in Northwood and support staff at Portsmouth Naval Base.


Royal Marines Bases

 Where does the UK’s elite amphibious fighting force call home? Wherever they lay their heads. But when our Commandos are training, preparing or regrouping, they head to Scotland and South West England.