Country: United Kingdom Region: Middlesex
Latitude: 51° 37' 0" N Longitude: -1° 36' 0" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
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
-- 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 UK’s operational Defence Hq at Northwood as Navy reserve unit
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