Our locations

Headquartered in Bristol and with staff at numerous locations across the UK and overseas, DE&S and the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) employs around 11,500 civilian and military staff.

The range of specialist skills required to support the programme of work includes engineers, programme and project managers, logistics specialists, information specialists, commercial negotiators, financial controllers and safety experts; all of whom are focused on ensuring that the right equipment and support is available to our armed forces.

Below are some of our 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 bistros, parking, ATM machines, a convenience store, hairdressers, plus dry cleaning facilities.

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

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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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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Our base in Yeovil – at the Leonardo Helicopter Division – are 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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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.

Defence Munitions Gosport

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

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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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.

Defence Munitions Kineton – Leamington Spa

DM Kineton is one of the largest ammunition compounds in Western Europe and comprises of two individual depots, Marlborough and Edge Hill.

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.

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