HMS Temeraire Training Establishment

The current HMS Temeraire is located on Burnaby Road in Portsmouth. The establishment is home to the Director of Naval Physical Development (DNPD), and is to the alma mater for RN Sport, Adventurous and Physical Education (inc Executive Health).

Under the banner of promoting a healthy lifestyle, HMS Temeraire’s first rate fitness facilities allow Service and permitted civilian personnel to train towards fulfilling their goals. 

HMS Temeraire boasts competition grade squash courts, a 33 metre swimming pool, a comprehensive cardiovascular suite, 2 gymnasiums, (marked for Netball, Basketball, volleyball and badminton) and an outdoor tennis court. Free access is available to all Service personnel and their dependants. User passes are available to Ministry of Defence staff and pensionable ex service personnel at a nominal cost. 

The facilities are open:

Mon – Thu: 0645 – 2100
Fri: 0645 – 1930
Sat/Sun: 1000 – 1400

For general enquiries call 02392 573056

Commanding Officer Richard Bird

Richard Bird

Rank: Commander

Commander Richard Bird joined the Royal Navy from school in May 1986, specialising as a Hydrographic Surveyor in 1990. Fulfilling a long ambition, Richard was selected as the Commanding Officer of HMS Temeraire in January 2018.

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