HMS Ferret
Part of MOD Chicksands
Near Shefford, Bedfordshire in England
HMS Ferret is located in Bedfordshire
HMS Ferret
HMS Ferret
Location in Bedfordshire
Coordinates52°02′29″N 000°21′31″W / 52.04139°N 0.35861°W / 52.04139; -0.35861
TypeMilitary training establishment
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRoyal Navy
Controlled byRoyal Naval Reserve
WebsiteOfficial website
Site history
Built1997 (1997)
In use1997 – present
Garrison information
Commander K Boyle
OccupantsIntelligence Branch

HMS Ferret is a training unit of the Royal Naval Reserve based at MOD Chicksands in Bedfordshire.


HMS Ferret was initially established at Templer Barracks, Ashford, Kent, an Intelligence Corps training establishment, as a regional headquarters of the Royal Naval Reserve. It was commissioned on 9 October 1982.

Templer Barracks closed in 1997, the land being required for construction of railway works for the highspeed Eurostar connection through the newly completed Channel Tunnel. Training delivery and the Headquarters Int Corps moved to Chicksands between 1995 and 1997, with HMS Ferret relocating at the same time.

HMS Ferret is the headquarters of the Intelligence branch of the RNR.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Hansard Written Answers accessed 27 May 2008.