HMS Vivid (Plymouth)

HMS Vivid is the Royal Naval Reserve unit associated to Plymouth.

HMS Vivid has been the Plymouth Royal Naval Reserve unit since 1959. Our reservists benefit immensely from belonging to a unit which is based within the largest Naval Base in Western Europe, HM Naval Base Devonport.

This provides excellent training opportunities, giving them the chance to see the Royal Navy at work.

Unit history

How to get there


HMS Vivid, SO40A, HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4RW

01752 552 471

Meeting hours

Training evenings take place every Wednesday 7 PM - 9 PM

Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 9:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday CLOSED

Commanding Officer

Commander Carl Necker

Carl joined the Maritime Reserves in 1984 when he was 16. In 1987 he swapped the Reserves for a full time career in the Royal Navy as a midshipman. He became a Commander in 2009 and rejoined the Maritime Reserves in 2015.


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