Fleet Battle Staff

In today's ever-changing environment the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines are required to operate in many different operational areas. Some of these tasks would include: deep sea (blue water) warfare, amphibious warfare, humanitarian aid and non-combatant evacuation operations.

All of these require careful planning, co-ordination and execution. The Fleet Battle Staff provides the UK with this core tactical maritime expertise, which can be adapted to wide variety of situations. The FBS will regularly command task groups, often using the latest 21st century computing technology.

Role of the Fleet Battle Staff

Operational Plans

Operational commanders and their associated staffs combine to design and develop the maritime aspect of every operational plan whether in times of conflict or when conducting exercises. They will usually be found on board an RN ship using the ship's advanced communication systems to direct the task force or on shore to see the final phases of the operation through to its conclusion.

How to get there

Naval Command HQ

Leach Building
Whale Island
W Battery Road