Alanbrooke Barracks

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Alanbrooke Barracks
Topcliffe
Alanbrooke Barracks is located in North Yorkshire
Alanbrooke Barracks
Alanbrooke Barracks
Location within North Yorkshire
Coordinates 54°12′12″N 01°24′06″W / 54.20333°N 1.40167°W / 54.20333; -1.40167Coordinates: 54°12′12″N 01°24′06″W / 54.20333°N 1.40167°W / 54.20333; -1.40167
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1974
In use 1974-Present
Garrison information
Occupants 4th Regiment Royal Artillery

Alanbrooke Barracks is a military installation at Topcliffe in North Yorkshire, England.

History[edit]

The barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF Topcliffe airbase, in 1974, as an ordnance field park.[1] The barracks were named Allenbrooke Barracks after Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke, a former Royal Artillery officer, when 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery took over the site in 1977.[2] The barracks continued the tradition of being an artillery base with the arrival of 49th Regiment Royal Artillery in 1982,[3] 19th Regiment Royal Artillery in 1990[4] and 40th Regiment Royal Artillery in 1998.[5]

The barracks were also home to 15th Infantry Brigade from January 1982 to November 1992.[6]

4th Regiment Royal Artillery has been based at Allanbrooke Barracks since 2008.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ordnance Field Parks 20 on". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "1st Regiment RHA". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "49th Regiment RA". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "19th Regiment RA". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "40th Regiment RA". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "History of 15th Infantry Brigade". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "4th Regiment Royal Artillery". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 20 April 2014.