Royal Naval Reserve opens in Rochester

The Royal Naval Reserve opened their latest reserve centre in Rochester, Kent on Thursday 24 May 2018.

Royal Naval Reserve opens in RochesterThe Medway tender of HMS President was formally opened by Rear Admiral Simon Williams CB CVO, marking the future of the Royal Navy in one of its traditional heartlands.

Rear Admiral Williams officially opened the new Royal Naval Reserves training facility in Rochester at 7.30pm.

This opening marks an investment in an area steeped in Royal Naval tradition. HMS President is the London Royal Naval Reserve unit, the Medway Tender was formerly based in Brompton Barracks in Chatham.

This move reflects an investment in Kent and the Medway to maintain ties with the community and offer opportunities for anyone who wants to join the Royal Naval Reserve.

I am enormously proud to be here today to open this manifestation of the Navy’s commitment to the Royal Naval Reserve in the Medway area

Rear Admiral Simon Williams CB CVO, Flag Officer Reserves

The new Reserves Centre, on St. Margaret’s Street, marks an opportunity for expansion too and anyone looking for a challenge is invited to apply to find out more about what the Royal Naval Reserve has to offer, just contact your local armed forces careers office or search Royal Naval Reserve.

On opening the unit Rear Admiral Williams CB CVO said, “I am enormously proud to be here today to open this manifestation of the Navy’s commitment to the Royal Naval Reserve in the Medway area”.