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Queen Elizabeth Barracks
Church Crookham
boycebuilding.jpg
The main administration building, now known as the "Boyce Building"
Type Barracks
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Built 1938
In use 1938-2000
Current
owner
Ministry of Defence

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,[1] were built as a training depot for the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1938.[2][3] The barracks were renamed Queen Elizabeth Barracks following a visit by Queen Elizabeth in 1948.[2] The wooden hutted camp, with barrack blocks arranged as 'spiders', could accommodate 2,500 soldiers.[2]

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.[2] After the Gurkha Regiments left in 2000, the site was decommissioned and acquired by Bryant Homes in 2002.[2] It has since been renamed Khukri Park.[4] The main administration building was moved to the Aldershot Military Museum.[5]

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