HMS Ceres (Leeds)

HMS Ceres is the Royal Naval Reserve Unit for the city of Leeds and the surrounding area.

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We are proudly continuing naval traditions in West Yorkshire, recruiting and training people from across Yorkshire and Humberside.

We meet weekly at Carlton Barracks – a well equipped site which is also used by several other military units.  

Our Reservists regularly get together with their colleagues from HMS Calliope for joint weekend training and social events. 

Telephone:  0190 466 8687

E-mail: calliope-mailbox@mod.uk

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0345 600 3222

8am-8pm Mon to Fri, 9am-6pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun

Largest Reserve Exercise takes place at Ballykilner Ranges


HMS Ceres (Leeds) Latest News

Royal Naval Reserves unveil their summer Fast-Track Officer Scheme

Royal Naval Reserves unveil their summer Fast Track Officer Scheme

Princess Royal formally opens Royal Naval Reserve new unit

Princess Royal formally opens Royal Naval Reserve new unit

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Unit History

Battle Honours1778

1778 The first HMS Ceres, an 18 gun sloop, in St Lucia

Battle Honours1801

1801 The second HMS Ceres, a 32 gun Fifth Rate, in Egypt.

Battle Honours1939

1939 Atlantic

Battle Honours1944

1944 Normandy

Supply and Secretarial School1946

Ceres became the Supply and Secretarial school based at Wetherby North Yorkshire.

RNR Training Unit1994

HMS Ceres was an RNR Training unit until 1994 based at Yealdon, but then moved to Bately and renamed Calder Division.


Renamed Ceres Division after moving to its current premises in Carlton Barracks Leeds.


Received a Commissioning Order on 1st September to become HMS Ceres

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Commanding Officer Steve Hoyle

Rank: Commander

Steve Hoyle joined the Royal Navy Reserves in 1999, he assumed command of HMS Ceres 18 September 2018.

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Location Leeds

Postal Address

HMS Ceres, Carr Lodge, Carlton Barracks, Leeds, LS7 1HE.


Within walking distance of Leeds City Centre, Leeds City train station and bus routes, HMS Ceres is situated just off the M621. Directions From the M62, join the M621. 

Take the junction 2 exit on the M621 and follow the city centre signs A58. Once around Armley Gyratory travel straight ahead along the A58(M). 

Once under the long underpass, take the exit labelled Meanwood and then the first left after the traffic lights. Carlton Barracks is on the left. For HMS Ceres, select button 8 Carr Lodge on the keypad.



Tu Ne Cede Malis - do not yield to evil

Training Evenings

Thursdays 1930-2130