Combermere Barracks

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Combermere Barracks
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 in Berkshire
Coordinates51°28′24″N 0°37′2″W / 51.47333°N 0.61722°W / 51.47333; -0.61722Coordinates: 51°28′24″N 0°37′2″W / 51.47333°N 0.61722°W / 51.47333; -0.61722
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built forWar Office
In use1804-Present
Garrison information
OccupantsWelsh Guards

Combermere Barracks, Windsor, is a British military installation 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from Windsor Castle.


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 cover over 20 acres (8 ha), were named after Field Marshal Lord Combermere and include a riding school which was built in 1881.[1]

The barracks were renovated in 2006 and became the home of the Household Cavalry Regiment.[2]

The Household Cavalry Regiment moved from Combermere Barracks to Bulford Camp in May 2019.[3] No. 18 Troop and the training wing remained in Windsor.[4] The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards will be moving in and will join London District to start their ceremonial duties.[5]

Based units[edit]

The following notable units are based at Combermere Barracks.[6][7]

British Army[edit]

Household Cavalry

Royal Armoured Corps

Guards Division

  • 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards (Public Duties battalion under London District)[4][5]
    • Headquarters Company
    • No.1 (Prince of Wales')
    • No.2 Company
    • No.3 (Little Iron Men) Company
    • Support Company


  1. ^ "Wookie look: Queen meets soldier in Chewbacca-style camouflage". Daily Mirror. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Combermere Barracks". Household Cavalry. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Household Cavalry parade marks departure for Bulford". Military Times. 18 May 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Major General Bathurst's good news for the Cadets". Royal Borough Observer. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Household Cavalry set to leave Windsor". Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  6. ^ Lancaster, Mark (29 November 2018). "Army:Written question - 194616". UK Parliament. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Royal Yeomanry". British Army. Retrieved 15 December 2018.