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St George's Barracks
North Luffenham
Gate Guardian Military ambulance, St George's Barracks - geograph.org.uk - 5496368.jpg
Gate Guardian Military ambulance, St George's Barracks
Type Barracks
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 1998
In use 1998-Present
Current
owner
Ministry of Defence
Occupants 2 Medical Regiment
1 Military Working Dog Regiment

St George's Barracks are a military installation near to the village of North Luffenham in Rutland.

HistoryEdit

The barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF North Luffenham airfield, in 1998. They became the home of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1999,[1] of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment in 2003[2] and of the 16th Regiment Royal Artillery in 2007.[3] In April 2013 16th Regiment Royal Artillery received the Freedom of Oakham on behalf of the barracks.[4] In July 2014 16th Regiment Royal Artillery moved to Baker Barracks, Thorney Island.[5] 2 Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps and 1 Military Working Dogs Regiment, Royal Army Veterinary Corps moved into St George's Barracks later that year.[6]

In November 2016 the Ministry of Defence announced that the site would close between 2020 and 2021.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Royal Regiment of Fusiliers". British Army units 1945 on. http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/infantry/royal-regiment-of-fusiliers.html. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. "St George's Barracks". British Army units 1945 on. http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/infantry/king-s-own-royal-border-regiment.html. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. "16th Regiment RA". British Army units 1945 on. http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/royal-artillery/16th-regiment-ra.html. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. "Soldiers in parade to salute freedom of town". Leicester Mercury. 24 April 2013. http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Soldiers-parade-salute-freedom-town/story-18789418-detail/story.html#ixzz33Pza27M6. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  5. "Thorney Island army base is boosted by 140 more troops". The News. 19 November 2016. http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/thorney-island-army-base-is-boosted-by-140-more-troops-1-7687923. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  6. "Government announces Rutland will receive share of £180m investment as Army brings more troops to Kendrew Barracks and St George’s Barracks". Stamford Mercury. 5 March 2013. http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/politics/government-announces-rutland-will-receive-share-of-180m-investment-as-army-brings-more-troops-to-kendrew-barracks-and-st-george-s-barracks-1-4852233. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  7. "A Better Defence Estate". Ministry of Defence. November 2016. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/565858/20161107_MOD_Better_Defence_Estate_FINAL.pdf. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 

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