Four British sailors charged with sexual assault in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will be transferred to a Canadian military base in Alberta where the British military has a presence.

Simon Radford, Joshua Finbow, Craig Stoner and Darren Smalley were charged on April 16 for their role in a "group sexual assault" at a barracks where prosecutors say they were participating in a hockey tournament.

They were granted release on April 20 on conditions including they reside at Canadian Forces Base in Nova Scotia.

The provincial court on Friday allowed them to move to a base in Alberta where the British Army maintains a training unit.

Maj. Yves Desbiens, a spokesman for the Canadian Forces Military Police Group, said the complainant is civilian.