HMS Flying Fox

HMS Flying Fox (Bristol)

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

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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.

Telephone: 0117 966 8667


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0345 600 3222

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

HMS Flying Fox's Marching Platoon for the City of Gloucester's Remembrance Parade

RFA Wave Ruler gives Bristol reservists an insight into life at sea


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Royal Naval Reserves unveil their summer Fast-Track Officer Scheme

Royal Naval Reserves unveil their summer Fast Track Officer Scheme

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Unit History

Presence in Bristol1903

There has been a Royal Naval Reserve presence in Bristol since 1903.


After World War 1, the division was reformed and a new drill ship, a Fleet Sweeping Vessel (Sloop) called HMS Flying Fox was berthed at Bristol in 1924.


Renamed Severn Division following World War II, HMS Flying Fox moved ashore to its present building in 1972.

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Commanding Officer Richard Graham

Rank: Surgeon Commander

Surgeon Commander Graham joined the Royal Navy in 1995. He took command of HMS Flying Fox on the 12th November 2015.

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Location Bristol

Postal Address

HMS Flying Fox, Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2NS


Next to Sainsbury’s on the Winterstoke Road, the unit is a few hundred metres south of Ashton Gate, Bristol City’s football ground.


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Training Evenings

Thursdays 1930 - 2130