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