Kendrew Barracks

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Kendrew Barracks
Located near Cottesmore in Rutland
Rogue's Lane towards Kendrew Barracks - geograph.org.uk - 5181018.jpg
Kendrew Barracks (on the left)
Kendrew Barracks is located in Rutland
Kendrew Barracks
Kendrew Barracks
Coordinates52°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
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Controlled by British Army
Site history
Built2012 (2012)
In use2012-Present
Garrison information
Occupants2nd Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal 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.

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 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.[1]

In July 2011 Defence Secretary Liam Fox announced that Cottesmore would house the Army's East of England Multi-Role Brigade.[2] 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] The new barracks were named after Major General Sir Douglas Kendrew.[4] 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]

In Autumn 2017 2nd Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment moved to Kendrew Barracks replacing 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment.[5]

As of 1 November 2018, there were 1,127 troops assigned to the units based at the barracks.[6]

Based units[edit]

The following notable units are based at Kendrew Barracks.[6][7][8]

British Army[edit]

Infantry (Queen's Division)

Royal Logistics Corps (102 Logistic Brigade)

  • 7 Force Logistics Regiment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harrier jump jets make final flight from RAF Cottesmore". BBC. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Cottesmore saved by plan to host new Army brigade" BBC News 18 July 2011
  3. ^ a b "Duke officially opens Kendrew Barracks". Rutland Times. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Cottesmore Army base named as Kendrew Barracks" Stamford Mercury, 23 April 2012
  5. ^ "Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment proudly holds 57 Victoria Crosses - and they're moving to Rutland". Leicester Mercury. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b Lancaster, Mark (29 November 2018). "Army:Written question - 194616". UK Parliament. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment". British Army. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  8. ^ "7 Regiment RLC". British Army. Retrieved 30 November 2018.