The main administration building, now known as the "Boyce Building"
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Queen Elizabeth Barracks was a military installation at Church Crookham, Hampshire, England.
History[edit | edit source]
The barracks, which were originally known as Boyce Barracks after Major William Wallace Boyce, DSO, RAMC, were built as a training depot for the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1938. The barracks were renamed Queen Elizabeth Barracks following a visit by Queen Elizabeth in 1948. The wooden hutted camp, with barrack blocks arranged as 'spiders', could accommodate 2,500 soldiers.
The Royal Army Medical Corps left the site in 1962 and were replaced by training regiments of the Royal Corps of Transport in 1965 and by Gurkha Regiments in 1970. After the Gurkha Regiments left in 2000, the site was decommissioned and acquired by Bryant Homes in 2002. It has since been renamed Khukri Park. The main administration building was moved to the Aldershot Military Museum.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Major William Wallace Boyce, DSO, RAMC". Malta RAMC. http://maltaramc.com/ramcoff/b/boyceww.html. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
- Quent, Karl. "What's under the earth we dig". Church Crookham Allotments Association. http://www.ccallotments.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ewshot_Common.pdf. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
- "ASU Building, QE Barracks, Church Crookham". Oxford Archaeology. p. 3. https://library.thehumanjourney.net/3277/1/A2014-30_Report.pdf. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
- Taylor Woodrow (2002). "Bryant Acquires Major Brownfield Development Site". Archived from the original on 12 May 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20060512041418/http://www.taylorwoodrow.com/pressarchcontent.asp?ArtID=104. Retrieved 28 November 2006.
- "Wartime Barracks Saved And Moved To Aldershot Military Museum". Culture 24. 16 November 2006. http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/world-war-two/art41661. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
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