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▲ Hq Northwood

Last modified: 14 Jul 2020
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Country: United Kingdom    Region: Middlesex

Locale: Northwood

Latitude: 51° 37' 0" N     Longitude: -1° 36' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

   
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Former Northwood Hq Allied Command Channel (ACCHAN) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Coat_of_arms_of_Allied_Commad_Channel.svg was operational from 1952 to 1994 and tasked to defend the sea areas and allied shipping around the English Channel in case of WW3..

Currently Northwood is a military HQ facility of the British Armed Forces adjacent to the London suburb of Northwood and home to
- HQ Strategic Command (former Joint Forces Cmd) coordinates allocated joint capabilities from all armed services.
- Permanent Joint HQ an interservice Hq from where all overseas military operations are planned and controlled.
- Multinational HQ coordinating command of European Union military operations.
- Commander Operations Rpyal Navy exercises operational command of all national maritime operations on behalf of the Fleet Commander.
- HQ NATO Allied Maritime Command, the central command of all NATO maritime forces

Supporting units
-- Joint Support Unit Northwood, providing admin support, life support, facilities and supplier management.
-- Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) providing Communications and Information Systems support.
-- Military Provost Guard Service Det. personnel providing phisycal security.

Royal Naval Reserve
- HMS Wildfire, is set within the UKs operational Defence Hq at Northwood as Navy reserve unit


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