HMS Flying Fox (shore establishment)
Flying Fox in 2007
|Name||HMS Flying Fox|
|Commissioned||18 November 1972|
|Class and type||Stone frigate|
HMS Flying Fox is a Royal Naval Reserve unit located in Bristol, England. Training over 100 reservists on Thursday evenings in Bristol, Flying Fox serves Bristol, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Bristol Division was one of the five divisions of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve formed in 1903. After the First World War the division was reformed and a new drill ship, the 24-class sloop HMS Flying Fox, was berthed at Bristol in 1924. Renamed Severn Division after the Second World War, HMS Flying Fox moved ashore to its present HQ in 1972. The ship itself was towed down the River Avon and across the Bristol Channel to a ship breaker's yard in Cardiff in 1973.
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- "Media enquiries". Royal Navy. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
- "Get in Touch". Sea Cadets. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
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