Duke of Gloucester Barracks

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Duke of Gloucester Barracks
South Cerney
South Cerney Airfield - geograph.org.uk - 288049.jpg
Duke of Gloucester Barracks
Duke of Gloucester Barracks is located in Gloucestershire
Duke of Gloucester Barracks
Duke of Gloucester Barracks
Location within Gloucestershire
Coordinates51°41′27″N 01°55′28″W / 51.69083°N 1.92444°W / 51.69083; -1.92444Coordinates: 51°41′27″N 01°55′28″W / 51.69083°N 1.92444°W / 51.69083; -1.92444
TypeArmy barracks
Area135 hectares[1]
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Controlled byRoyal Logistics Corps
Site history
Built1971
In use1971 – present
Garrison information
Occupants104th Logistic Support Brigade
29 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

The Duke of Gloucester Barracks is a British Army barracks at South Cerney in Gloucestershire. The site is also home to the Joint Air Mounting Centre.

History[edit]

The barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF South Cerney, in 1971, when 29 Movement Control Regiment of the Royal Corps of Transport (now 29 Postal Courier & Movement Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps) moved there.[2]

Based Units[edit]

The following notable units are based at Duke of Gloucester Barracks.[3][4][5]

British Army[edit]

Royal Logistics Corps

  • 104th Logistic Support Brigade
    • Headquarters 104th Logistic Support Brigade
    • Joint Air Mounting Centre
    • 29 Postal Courier & Movement Regiment
      • 55 Headquarters Squadron
      • 50 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 59 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 69 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 80 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 99 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron

Role and Operations[edit]

Royal Logistic Corps[edit]

The barracks are currently occupied by 29 Postal Courier & Movement Regiment, part of the 104th Logistic Support Brigade of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), and coming under the umbrella of Force Troops Command. The regiment's role is movements support and postal & courier capabilities.[3] As of 1 November 2018, there was 481 personnel assigned to the regiment.[6]

The headquarters of the 104th Logistic Support Brigade is also based at the barracks.[5] The brigade directs the Army’s logistics enabling capabilities which include postal and courier services, movement control, port and maritime movements, operational hygiene, mortuary arrangements, catering, fuel storage & distribution and equipment & recovery support.[4]

Joint Air Mounting Centre[edit]

The Joint Air Mounting Centre (JAMC) comes under the command of the 104th Logistics Support Brigade and is managed by 29 Regiment, alongside Royal Air Force personnel. It handles processing, security and baggage checks for all British troops embarking overseas on exercise or operational deployment, before they are transported by road to RAF Brize Norton for departure from the UK. This allows more efficient processing of personnel and freight and relieves pressure at Brize Norton, which is located some around 30 miles away in Oxfordshire.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Defence Estates Development Plan (DEDP) 2009 - Annex A" (PDF). GOV.UK. Ministry of Defence. 3 July 2009. p. 42. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Regiments 11 on". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "29 Regiment RLC". British Army. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "104th Logistic Support Brigade". British Army. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b Heyman, Charles (2013). The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2014-2015. Barnsley, England: Pen & Sword. p. 110. ISBN 978 1 78346 351 0.
  6. ^ Lancaster, Mark (29 November 2018). "Army:Written question - 194616". UK Parliament. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. ^ Carr, Ian (November 2012). "Checking in with the Joint Air Mounting Centre". GOV.UK. Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  8. ^ "JAMC". Royal Logistic Corps. June 2003. Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.