Waterloo Lines

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Waterloo Lines
Warminster
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St. Giles Garrison Church
Waterloo Lines is located in Wiltshire
Waterloo Lines
Waterloo Lines
Location within Wiltshire
Coordinates51°12′43″N 2°09′36″W / 51.212°N 2.160°W / 51.212; -2.160Coordinates: 51°12′43″N 2°09′36″W / 51.212°N 2.160°W / 51.212; -2.160
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1945
In use1945–present

Waterloo Lines, is a British Army barracks on Imber Road in Warminster, Wiltshire, England. It is currently home to a number of Army specialist training schools and a sizeable portion of the Headquarters Field Army, not to be confused with Army HQ in Andover.

History[edit]

Waterloo Lines has its origins in the Battle School established near Barnard Castle in County Durham in 1941: it moved to Warminster in 1945[1] and was known as the School of Infantry until it was renamed the Land Warfare Centre in 1988.[2]

The site, on the northern outskirts of the town, lies under the edge of Salisbury Plain and has access to the military training areas on the Plain. In 2009, the extent of the Warminster Training Centre site was 95 hectares (230 acres).[3]

Current units[edit]

The units currently stationed at the camp include:

British Army[edit]

Ministry of Defence[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Round and about" (PDF). Warminster Service Community Official Guide. p. 74. Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2014.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Land Warfare Centre". Preserved tanks. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Defence Estate Development Plan 2009: Estate Baseline" (PDF). GOV.UK. Ministry of Defence. 3 July 2009. p. A-41. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Head of Programmes for the Land Warfare Centre - Gov.uk". p. 3. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Small Arms School Corps Phase 2 & 3 Training". Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Specialist Weapons School". Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Gurkha Company (Tavoleto) Warminster Parade". Gurkha Brigade Association. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  8. ^ "RMA Sandhurst". Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Lockheed Martin Receives Two-Year Combined Arms Tactical Trainer Interim Support Contract". Lockheed Martin. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Equipment Changes Aim To Make Infantry Soldiers More Mobile". Forces News. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Household Cavalry Journal 2014 by RHG/D Reg Sec". p. 25. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Salisbury Plain Training Area - COTEC". Retrieved 26 February 2021.