Sir John Moore Barracks

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Sir John Moore Barracks
Winchester
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Sir John Moore Barracks
Sir John Moore Barracks is located in Hampshire
Sir John Moore Barracks
Sir John Moore Barracks
Location within Hampshire
Coordinates 51°05′25″N 01°20′18″W / 51.09028°N 1.33833°W / 51.09028; -1.33833Coordinates: 51°05′25″N 01°20′18″W / 51.09028°N 1.33833°W / 51.09028; -1.33833
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1986
Built for War Office
In use 1986-Present

Sir John Moore Barracks is a military installation near Winchester.

History[edit]

The site used to be known as RAF Flowerdown until 1986 when it was renamed Sir John Moore Barracks, after Lieutenant General Sir John Moore, and became the new depot for the Light Division when they moved from Peninsula Barracks, Winchester.[1][2]

It is also home to the Army Training Regiment, Winchester.[3] In November 2016 the Ministry of Defence announced that the site would close in 2021.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The history of the Light Infantry". Light Infantry. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Royal Green Jacket Training Organisation since the Second World War until 1985". The Royal Green Jacket Association. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Army Training Regiment, Winchester". Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "A Better Defence Estate" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.