Kendrew Barracks

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Kendrew Barracks
Located near Cottesmore in Rutland
Kendrew Barracks is located in Rutland
Kendrew Barracks
Kendrew Barracks
Coordinates 52°43′46″N 000°39′5″W / 52.72944°N 0.65139°W / 52.72944; -0.65139Coordinates: 52°43′46″N 000°39′5″W / 52.72944°N 0.65139°W / 52.72944; -0.65139
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Controlled by  British Army
Site history
Built 2012 (2012)
In use 2012-Present
Garrison information
Occupants 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment
7 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps

Kendrew Barracks is a British Army barracks located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) north east of Cottesmore, Rutland, England.

The barracks opened in 2012 on the site of RAF Cottesmore. They were named after Major General Sir Douglas Kendrew.[1]

History[edit]

Kendrew Barracks sits on the former site of RAF Cottesmore which was active between 1938 and 2012 and housed both the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces during its lifetime. Cottesmore was most famous as the home of the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment which trained Panavia Tornado crews and the last operational home of the British Aerospace Harrier II.

In July 2011 Defence Secretary Liam Fox announced that Cottesmore would house the Army's East of England Multi-Role Brigade.[2]

Current use[edit]

The Army officially took over the site in April 2012 and Kendrew Barracks was officially opened in October 2012 by the Duke of Gloucester.[3] It is now home to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment, who moved from Dhekelia Garrison in Cyprus. A second regiment, 7 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, moved to the base in June 2013.[3]

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