Vauxhall Barracks

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Vauxhall Barracks
Didcot
NE corner of Vauxhall Barracks, Didcot - geograph.org.uk - 4362313.jpg
Vauxhall Barracks
Vauxhall Barracks is located in Oxfordshire
Vauxhall Barracks
Vauxhall Barracks
Location within Oxfordshire
Coordinates51°36′28″N 01°14′41″W / 51.60778°N 1.24472°W / 51.60778; -1.24472Coordinates: 51°36′28″N 01°14′41″W / 51.60778°N 1.24472°W / 51.60778; -1.24472
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1910s
Built forWar Office
In use1910s-Present
Garrison information
Occupants11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment RLC

Vauxhall Barracks is a military installation in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

History[edit]

The barracks were established during the First World War for explosives from Woolwich Arsenal.[1] By the end of the War 1,900 troops were based there.[1] Then during the Second World War elements of the Royal Berkshire Regiment were based at the barracks.[2] The ordnance depot closed in 1961 when operations were moved to Bicester.[3] Since 1982 the site, now known as Vauxhall Barracks, has been the home of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal & Search Regiment RLC.[4]

Based units[edit]

The following notable units are based at Vauxhall Barracks.[5][6]

British Army[edit]

Royal Logistics Corps

Future[edit]

In November 2016, the Ministry of Defence announced that the site would close in 2028.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Didcot: the essential guide". p. 14. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  2. ^ "8th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo of the Advance Party leaving the TA Centre on 30/9/1939 to move to Vauxhall Barracks, Didcot". Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Bicester Military Railway". Bicester Local History Society. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Bomb heroes' charity given honour". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  5. ^ 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. ^ "11 EOD&S Regiment RLC". British Army. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. ^ "A Better Defence Estate" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.