Combermere Barracks

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Combermere Barracks
Windsor
Queen Elizabeth II with soldiers of the Household Cavalry.jpg
Queen Elizabeth II with soldiers of the Household Cavalry at Combermere Barracks
Combermere Barracks is located in Berkshire
Combermere Barracks
Combermere Barracks
Location within Berkshire
Coordinates 51°28′33″N 00°37′02″W / 51.47583°N 0.61722°W / 51.47583; -0.61722Coordinates: 51°28′33″N 00°37′02″W / 51.47583°N 0.61722°W / 51.47583; -0.61722
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1804
Built for War Office
In use 1804-Present
Garrison information
Occupants Household Cavalry Regiment

Combermere Barracks, Windsor, is a British military installation one mile from Windsor Castle.

History[edit]

The original barracks, known as Clewer Barracks, were designed to accommodate the Royal Horse Guards and were built at Clewer Park between 1796 and 1800. Queen Victoria ordered the replacement of the barracks after a personal visit in 1864 exposed to her its unhygienic conditions. The new barracks, which expand over 20 acres were named after Field Marshal Lord Combermere, and include a riding school which was built in 1881.[1] The barracks were brought up to date in 2006 and remain the home of the Household Cavalry Regiment.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whatever happened to short back and sides?". Daily Mail. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Combermere Barracks". Household Cavalry. Retrieved 30 March 2014.