Beachley Barracks

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Beachley Barracks
Beachley, Gloucestershire, near Chepstow, Monmouthshire in England
Gateway to camp - geograph.org.uk - 682927.jpg
Entrance to Beachley Barracks
Beachley Barracks is located in Gloucestershire
Beachley Barracks
Beachley Barracks
Shown within Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°37′13″N 002°39′11″W / 51.62028°N 2.65306°W / 51.62028; -2.65306Coordinates: 51°37′13″N 002°39′11″W / 51.62028°N 2.65306°W / 51.62028; -2.65306
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1915 (1915)
In use 1915-present
Garrison information
Occupants 1st Battalion, The Rifles

Beachley Barracks is a British Army base in Beachley, near Chepstow, in England. The Barracks is located at Beachley Point between the River Severn and the River Wye.

History[edit]

In 1915, during the First World War, the government requisitioned a large area of land at Beachley and constructed National Shipyard No.2. However, the war ended before production had begun. Instead, in 1924 it was decided to establish a British Army Army Apprentices School (which in 1966 was renamed as an Army Apprentices College) at Beachley to ensure a core of technical qualified soldiers with excellent technical education combined with first class military training as potential NCOs and officers mainly for the specialist corps Royal Engineers, REME Plant Operator mechanics and RAOC.

Today[edit]

The barracks is now the permanent home of 1 Rifles.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rifles - Regimental overview". British Army. Retrieved 20 February 2014.