Fleet Diving Units 1, 2 & 3

The Fleet Diving Group is made up of three elite units. Fleet Diving Unit 1 (FDU1) is at immediate readiness 365 days a year. Fleet Diving Units 2 and 3 offer maritime force protection to all RN ships and operate worldwide.

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Fleet Diving Unit 1 provides expertise in maritime counter terrorism, dealing with possible terrorist devices. They are parachute-trained and remain at a high state of readiness to move. Whilst the specialities of Fleet Diving Units 2 and 3 are port and harbour clearance, searching berths,  jetties and ships. Both these teams can deploy swiftly around the globe. 

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Commanding Officer Keith Mabbott

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander Keith Mabbott joined the Royal Navy in 1998, he is now in command of the Fleet Diving Group.

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Commanding Officer Al Nekrews

Lt Cdr Al Nekrews

Rank: Commander

Lieutenant Commander Al Nekrews joined the Royal Navy 1989, he assumed Command of Fleet Diving Squadron in October 2018.

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