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Hawke Division (Medway)

A satellite unit of HMS President, Hawke Division recruits and trains Reservists from the Medway towns, and surrounding areas.

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Located near Chatham Historic Dockyard, the unit maintains close naval links with the local area, taking advantage of direct access to the River Medway and ships located within the Dockyard.

They also share training facilities with the Royal Marines Reserve with whom they regularly meet up with their colleagues from HMS President for joint training and social events.

Training evenings take place every Tuesday 1930-2130.

Telephone: 0207 480 7219, Alternatively, call us during Tuesday training evenings – 0163 457 9289

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Unit History

The London Division1903

The London Division was established in 1903 on the 10th of November. Its first training night was held at Fishmongers' Hall. Further training took place on board HMS Buzzard.


This ship was replaced in 1911 by a Flower class corvette named HMS President.

HMS Chrysanthemum1930

In the 1930’s, HMS President was joined by HMS Chrysanthemum and they became a familiar sight along London's Embankment.

Current Location1988

In 1988, both HMS President and HMS Chrysanthemum were sold and the unit moved ashore to its current location which was formerly the P & O London ferry terminal.

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Location Chatham

Postal Address

Medway Division, Collingwood Block, Brompton Barracks, Khyber Road, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4TT


Situated in the Collingwood Triangle, with access via the Main Gate of Brompton Barracks at Chatham, Medway Division is about half-way between Chatham and Gillingham stations, each less than one mile from the unit. There is plenty of free parking available.


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Training Evenings

Thursdays 1930 - 2130

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