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HMS Collingwood (MWS) Fareham

Fareham lies on the Solent coastline between Southampton and Portsmouth. Fareham has good road connections – all SFA estates are close to the M27 and the A3(M) puts London only 1 ½ hours away. The rail network offers a direct service to London taking approximately 80 minutes. Fareham hosts many of the large banks and retail stores, weekly markets and monthly Farmer's markets.

There are a number of bases in and around Fareham where Service personnel work.
HMS Collingwood – the Maritime Warfare School,
HMS Sultan,
Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre,
HMS Excellent,
HM Naval Base Portsmouth. 

HMS Collingwood
In 2002 HMS Collingwood became the lead establishment for the Maritime Warfare School (MWS), in support of the closure and transfer of warfare training from the former HMS Dryad.

The MWS is now part of the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation, delivering Warfare Training on five sites; Horsea Island, HMS Temeraire and HMS Excellent all in Portsmouth, Hampshire and HMS Raleigh in Cornwall and HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire.

Horsea Island DDS. The Defence Diving School is the UKs centre of excellence for providing military diving training. It is a Joint Service Training Establishment. Its primary purpose is to provide military diving training for both Royal Navy and Army personnel resulting in Royal Navy Clearance Divers and Army Divers.

HMS Temeraire houses the staff of the Directorate of Naval Physical Training and Sport (DNPTS), the Royal Navy School of Physical Training and the Fleet Recreation Centre.

HMS Excellent is the oldest shore training establishment within the Royal Navy and also one of the newest establishments having been recommissioned in 1994 to deliver a wide range of different training functions aimed at preparing personnel for life at sea. In addition HMS Excellent provides support for a number of lodger units, most notably the Headquarters of Commander in Chief Fleet, and the UK's Operational Battle Staffs.

HMS Sultan is the home of Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering (RNSME) and the Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival School (RNAESS) whose primary function is to supply the Fleet with engineering Officers and Ratings

Swanwick Air Traffic Control: Swanwick is a civilian establishment run by the National Air Traffic Services (NATS), where military Air Traffic Control staff working alongside civilian colleagues in a joint civil/military radar operations room.

The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet:  acknowledgements are due to MOD Website,  RN websiteHIVE website, & Wikipedia
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