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Ternhill is a village in Shropshire, England, notable for its Royal Air Force training airfield ("Clive Barracks"/RAF Ternhill) which was the site of a bombing by the Provisional IRA on 20 February 1989 in which one person was injured. Today the station is named after Clive of India and the River Tern which begins just south of the settlement.
Shropshire's second commercial vineyard in modern times is nearby.
Formally RAF Ternhill.
Clive Barracks are currently home to 1 Royal Irish Regiment. The 1st Battalion, as part of the restructuring of the infantry, has assumed a fixed role as a light role battalion, rotating with two other line infantry/rifles battalions in the air assault role as part of 16 Air Assault Brigade. As part of this, the battalion moved from Fort George, Inverness to Tern Hill in 2007. In September 2008 the battalion completed a tour in the Operational Mentoring and Liaison role in Afghanistan (Op HERRICK VIII) and returned to Shropshire, following which it became the first unit in the Army to receive three Conspicuous Gallantry Crosses (CGC) in a single operation. The Battalion has since deployed again to Afghanistan with 16 Air Assault in HERRICK XIII.
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