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Tidworth Camp
Tidworth
Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth - geograph.org.uk - 484614.jpg
Lucknow Barracks
Type Barracks
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Built 1897
In use 1897-Present
Current
owner
Ministry of Defence

Tidworth Camp is a military installation at Tidworth in Wiltshire.

History

The Camp was established when the War Office acquired Tedworth House and large tracts of land to the north of the house in 1897.[1] Southern Command was established at Tidworth Camp in 1905.[2] Lucknow Barracks and Mooltan Barracks were completed in 1905, Tidworth Military Hospital was finished in 1907 and a Royal Ordnance depot was established during the First World War.[1] Aliwal Barracks, Assaye Barracks, Bhurtpore Barracks, Candahar Barracks, Delhi Barracks and Jellalabad Barracks were added later.[3] The names of the barracks evoke memories of battles in India and Afghanistan (e.g. Aliwal, Assaye, Bhurtpore, Candahar, Delhi, Jellalabad, Lucknow and Mooltan). During the Second World War the Camp was home to 8th Armored Division, a formation of the United States Army.[4]

Tidworth Military Cemetery was set up to serve the barracks. It includes the war graves of 417 Commonwealth service personnel of the First World War and 106 of the Second World War.[5]

Southern Command left the Camp and moved to Erskine Barracks near Fugglestone St Peter in 1949.[6] The Military Hospital closed in March 1977.[7]

Extensive reconstruction of Tidworth Camp involving 160 new or refurbished buildings was carried out between 2006 and 2014.[3] Delhi Barracks is home to Headquarters 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade and its affiliated units[8] and Jellalabad Barracks was home to Headquarters 43rd (Wessex) Brigade and its affiliated units.[9]

Current Garrison

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tidworth Concise History". Wiltshire County Council. http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getconcise.php?id=223. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. "General Sir Ian Hamilton". Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/locreg/HAMILTON9.shtml. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Tidworth Overview". Aspire Defence. http://www.aspiredefence.co.uk/pages/tidnbull-overview/. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  4. Leach, Charles R. (1956). In Tornado's Wake Argus. ISBN 0-89839-176-8. 
  5. "Tidworth Military Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/45411/Tidworth%20Military%20Cemetery. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  6. "'Fugglestone St Peter', in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6". 1962. pp. 37–50. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41774. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  7. "Tidworth Military Hospital". http://www.qaranc.co.uk/tidworth_military_hospital.php. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  8. "1 Armoured Infantry Brigade". Ministry of Defence. http://www.army.mod.uk/structure/29028.aspx. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  9. "Ten Tors Briefing day programme". British Army. http://www.tentors.org.uk/media/universityofexeter/tentors/pdf/Administration_Instruction.pdf. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  10. "Army Basing Programme, PAC Information Leaflet – Issue 16 October 2019". 16 October 2019. https://www.army.mod.uk/umbraco/Surface/Download/Get/13170. 
  11. Army Policy & Secretariat, FOI(A) Request relating to current AECs (7 December 2020). whatdotheyknow.com. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 "Written Question for the Ministry of Defence regarding Army basing and personnel". 22 November 2018. https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2018-11-22/194616. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Looking Around A SUPER GARRISON 👀: Salisbury Plain's New Facilities 🏠". 1 February 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLi6PYZDieo. 
  14. "1 Armoured Medical Regiment" (in en-GB). https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corps-regiments-and-units/army-medical-services/1-armoured-medical-regiment/. 
  15. "1 Armoured Infantry Brigade" (in en-GB). https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/formations-divisions-brigades/3rd-united-kingdom-division/1-armoured-infantry-brigade/. 
  16. "Boxer is coming to 1 Bde! This is excellent news for the future Strike Bde, our units and the whole Iron Division." (in en). https://twitter.com/1armdinf/status/1191746633123454976. 
  17. "HQ 1st Artillery Brigade" (in en-GB). https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/formations-divisions-brigades/3rd-united-kingdom-division/hq-1st-artillery-brigade/. 
  18. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named HQSouthWest
  19. "Army Update: Commander HQ South West Colonel James Coote DSO OBE". Swindon & Wiltshire LEP. 25 May 2017. https://swlep.co.uk/docs/default-source/board-meetings/2017/25-may-2018/army-presentation-to-board-meeting-25-may-2017.pdf?sfvrsn=3fc214c5_4. 
  20. "Army Reserve Units". https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1nM_Rgx_0WiMOspeCiA61vqxu97Y. 
  21. "Regimental Update". Rwf-forum.co.uk. 11 February 2013. http://rwf-forum.co.uk/vBulletin/showthread.php?17113-Regimental-Update. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  22. "FMAM | Forthcoming Events" (in en). http://www.armymusicfriends.co.uk/forthcoming-events.html. 

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