Our locations

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There are plenty of locations where you can join our team and support national defence as part of the Civil Service.

Headquartered in Bristol and with staff at numerous locations across the UK and overseas, DE&S and the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) employ around 12,500 civilian and military staff.

Below you can discover more about some of our busiest locations. Click on them to find out more about the work that goes on there and the facilities on offer to our people.

Head Office

MOD Abbey Wood, Bristol

Our HQ in Filton boasts an impressive range of on-site facilities including a nursery, restaurants and coffee shops, parking, ATM machines, and a convenience store.

Our sports facilities include a fully equipped gym and sports hall with bookable classes, as well as squash courts, tennis courts and a football pitch.

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Other locations


Our base in Barrow is on the waterfront at the historic shipyard. Barrow has always been at the heart of submarine production for the UK.

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) has over 100 people based in Barrow, and will expand its presence on site over the coming years.

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Defence Munitions Beith

Beith is an inland depot occupying 180 acres of land including a central area called Bankhead Moss that is a special area of conservation. The site is located about 20 miles South-West of Glasgow, in North Ayrshire.

DM Longtown, Carlisle

DM Longtown has two storage sites, each located either side of the England/Scotland border on land originally used for a munitions propellant factory during WW1. The Longtown site is located between Longtown and Gretna on the A6071 and is 1296 acres in size.


We have teams based at the impressive MOD-owned Kentigern House in Glasgow. Kentigern House was built in 1986, to provide more locations to MOD staff around the UK.

Defence Munitions Gosport

DM Gosport is located on a 550 acre site on the Western Shore of Portsmouth Harbour.

Defence Munitions Kineton

Defence Munitions Kineton, in Warwickshire, is the largest ammunition depot in western Europe. Not only impressive in scale and output, on this site you’ll find a wide range of fauna and flora, from passing deer to rare plant species.

RAF Waddington – Lincoln

RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire is the hub of UK Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and the main operating base for airborne intelligence aircraft and systems like the E-3D Sentry AEW1.

Approximately 3,500 Service personnel, civil servants and contractors work at RAF Waddington.

MOD Main Building, Westminster

Right at the heart of the capital, with impressive views down Victoria Embankment of iconic landmarks like the London Eye, MOD Main Building houses around 90 DE&S people.

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Map indicating the DE&S MOD site in Manchester


We regularly recruit for roles in Manchester, particularly for positions within our Engineering function. Our main office address in Manchester is Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD.

This is a bustling city-centre location, with great transport links and local conveniences. Adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly station, this location is easily accessed by train, metro and bus.

Ruislip – RAF Northolt – BFPO

RAF Northolt houses the British Forces Post Office, part of DE&S and was built in 2007. It provides a modern, comfortable working environment, allowing BFPO staff access to the RAF Northolt facilities including a gym and sports facilities.

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Our base in Yeovil – at the Leonardo Helicopter Division – is at the centre of helicopter assembly. Overlooking the airfield, you can see your work take flight as Apache, Merlin and Wildcat helicopters take to the skies.

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