HMS Flying Fox

HMS Flying Fox (Bristol)

HMS Flying Fox is the Royal Naval Reserve Unit associated with Bristol.

The unit has enjoyed a long association with the historic port of Bristol. This was formally recognised when HMS Flying Fox was awarded the Freedom of the City of Bristol in 2002.

Today, the unit shares its facilities with the Naval Regional Headquarters for Bristol and the West of England. Our admin night is the first Tuesday of each month 1930-2130.

Unit history

How to get there


HMS Flying Fox, Winterstoke Road, Bristol

0117 966 8667

Meeting hours

Training evenings take place every Thursday 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 9:30PM
Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Commanding Officer

Commander Richard Bateman

Richard is a doctor who joined the Royal Navy in 1999, having transferred across from the Royal Army Medical Corps. During his career he has undertaken a variety of operational tours from Northern Ireland and Bosnia to Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Royal Navy, Richard joined the RNR in 2016.


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