HMS King Alfred (Portsmouth)

HMS King Alfred is the Royal Naval Reserve unit associated with Portsmouth.

Located on Whale Island in Portsmouth, and commissioned in 1994, HMS King Alfred is one of the largest units in the country.

Being in the heart of a naval city gives HMS King Alfred reservists excellent opportunities to see the work of the Royal Navy first hand. Our Reservists also get to use the tremendous facilities we have locally.

HMS King Alfred is located on Whale Island which is just off the M275 next to Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port.

Unit history

How to get there


HMS KING ALFRED, Semaphore Tower, Bldg 01/40 (PP70), HMNB Portsmouth, PO1 3LT

023 9254 7453

Meeting hours

Training evenings take place every Tuesday 7:15PM - 8:45PM

Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday CLOSED

Commanding officer

Commander Andrew Robinson

Commander Andrew Robinson joined the Royal Naval Reserve in January 2000 as a Mine Warfare Rating. He has enjoyed many roles including operational deployment on Op Herrick 13/14, and in 2013, an appointment as Equerry to HRH Prince Michael of Kent.


Commanding Officer

Commander A Robinson

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