Victoria Barracks, Windsor

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Victoria Barracks
Windsor, Berkshire in England
Band of The Scots Guards leaves Victoria Barracks - geograph.org.uk - 1512212.jpg
Band of The Scots Guards leaves Victoria Barracks
Victoria Barracks is located in Berkshire
Victoria Barracks
Victoria Barracks
Shown within Berkshire
Coordinates51°28′43″N 000°36′26″W / 51.47861°N 0.60722°W / 51.47861; -0.60722Coordinates: 51°28′43″N 000°36′26″W / 51.47861°N 0.60722°W / 51.47861; -0.60722
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1853 (1853)
Built forWar Office
In use1853-Present
Garrison information
Occupants1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards

Victoria Barracks is a British Army barracks located 0.25 miles (0.40 km) south of Windsor Castle.

History[edit]

The barracks were built in 1853[1] and were enlarged in 1911.[2] The old barracks were completely demolished in 1988 and new barracks were built between 1989[3] and 1993.[4] The barracks remain the place from where troops set off to change the guard at Windsor Castle.[5] The sole garrisoned unit, the 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards is a light infantry battalion operating since 2019 as part of the 11th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters South East.[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A brief history of Windsor". Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  2. ^ "The royal borough of Windsor: Introduction, A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3". 1923. pp. 1–5. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Victoria Barracks". Hansard. 18 October 1889. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ Naylor, p. 199
  5. ^ "Changing the Guard at Windsor Castle". Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Army, Question for Ministry of Defence — current Order of Battle by manpower and basing locations for the corps". United Kingdom Parliament — Written questions, answers, and statements. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "11th Infantry Brigade & HQ South East". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Future Soldier". www.army.mod.uk. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  9. ^ British Army Media Group, Future Soldier: Transforming the British Army. British Army. Retrieved 15 August 2021.

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