HMS Northney, Hayling Island

AddressHayling Island, Hampshire PO11 0NH, UK
Location typeNaval Base
AccessPublic Access
Site Ownership and Access Information?Not all the area has public access, but much can be seen from public roads and footpaths.
Contact detailsTwo of the HMS Northney sites are today still holiday camps: Warner Leisure Hotels, Lakeside (, and Mill-Rythe Holiday Village (

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Several Royal Navy bases on the eastern shore of Hayling Island bore this name (actually named HMS Northney I to IV). They were used for training of the crews of landing craft, enabling them to get familiar with the different types of smaller landing craft and the techniques for landing troops ashore – techniques that would be so important on and after D-Day. Normally seamen try to avoid running aground, so special training was required!

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