MoD Corsham

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Ministry of Defence Corsham
Near Corsham, Wiltshire in England
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MOD Corsham is located in Wiltshire
MOD Corsham
MOD Corsham
Location within Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°25′14.28″N 2°13′0.70″W / 51.4206333°N 2.2168611°W / 51.4206333; -2.2168611Coordinates: 51°25′14.28″N 2°13′0.70″W / 51.4206333°N 2.2168611°W / 51.4206333; -2.2168611
Type Military communications centre
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Joint Forces Command
Controlled by Information Systems and Services
Condition Operational
Site history
Built 1936 (1936)
In use 1936-present
Garrison information
Occupants
  • Global Operations Security Control Centre
  • Joint Cyber Unit (Corsham)
  • Joint Security Co-ordination Centre
  • Land Information Assurance Group
  • 10th Signal Regiment
  • 600 Signal Troop

MoD Corsham (formerly Basil Hill Barracks) is a Ministry of Defence establishment located between the towns of Corsham and Box in Wiltshire, England.

History[edit]

The War Office bought a section of the Pockeridge estate to provide space for Basil Hill Barracks in 1936.[1] It became the headquarters of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps Territorial Army in the 1980s.[2]

Located on the former Basil Hill Barracks site, MoD Corsham is the product of a £690 million development project that was completed at the end of 2011.[3] The site is home to the Ministry of Defence's Global Operations Security Control Centre (GOSCC), the Joint Security Co-ordination Centre (JSyCC)[4] and Joint Forces Command's Information Systems and Services (JFC ISS)[5]

Other units[edit]

In addition to GOSCC, JSyCC and JFC ISS, MoD Corsham is home to several other MoD units. It served as the headquarters of the British Army's No:2 Signal Brigade (disbanded in 2012) and accommodates the 10th Signal Regiment and 600 Signal Troop.[3]

In April 2016, the announcement of a planned Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) stated that Corsham will be its preferred location. The Operations Centre will work alongside the planned civilian National Cyber Security Centre.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basil Hill Barracks". BBC. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Headquarters RAOC Territorial Army, Basil Hill Barracks, Corsham". Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Wilkinson, Mike (11 June 2011). "The new £690 million central communications centre in Corsham". Gazette & Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Defence Security and Assurance Services: defence industry/list X - Detailed guidance". GOV.UK. 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  5. ^ "Corsham project will make Defence connections more efficient - Announcements - Inside Government". GOV.UK. 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  6. ^ Ministry of Defence (1 April 2016). "Defence Secretary announces £40m Cyber Security Operations Centre". gov.uk. Retrieved 2 April 2016.