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Combermere Barracks
Windsor
Queen Elizabeth II with soldiers of the Household Cavalry.jpg
Queen Elizabeth II with soldiers of the Household Cavalry at Combermere Barracks
Type Barracks
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 1804
In use 1804-Present
Current
owner
Ministry of Defence

Combermere Barracks, Windsor, is a British military installation 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from Windsor Castle.

History[edit | edit source]

The original barracks, known as Clewer Barracks, were designed to accommodate the Royal Horse Guards and were built at Clewer Park between 1796 and 1800. Queen Victoria ordered the replacement of the barracks after a personal visit in 1864 exposed to her its unhygienic conditions. The new barracks, which cover over 20 acres (8 ha), were named after Field Marshal Lord Combermere and include a riding school which was built in 1881.[1] The barracks were renovated in 2006 and are the home of the Household Cavalry Regiment.[2] In 2019 the Household Cavalry Regiment moves to Warminster, but No.18 Troop and the training wing remain. In addition to the regiment moving out the 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards will be moving in and join London District to start their ceremonial duties.[3][4]

Based units[edit | edit source]

The following units are based at Combermere Barracks.[5][6]

British Army[edit | edit source]

Household Cavalry (Armoured Regiment left 2019)[7][8]

  • No.18 Troop[4]
  • Training Wing

Royal Armoured Corps

Guards Division

References[edit | edit source]

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