Weeton Barracks

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Weeton Barracks
Weeton-with-Preese
Singleton Road by Weeton Camp.jpg
Entrance to Weeton Barracks
Weeton Barracks is located in the Borough of Fylde
Weeton Barracks
Weeton Barracks
Location within the Borough of Fylde
Coordinates53°49′12″N 2°56′09″W / 53.82009°N 2.93582°W / 53.82009; -2.93582
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1916
Built forWar Office
In use1916–present
Garrison information
Occupants2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

Weeton Barracks is a military installation at Weeton-with-Preese in Lancashire, England.

History[edit]

The barracks were established, using tented accommodation, as Weeton Camp in 1916 during the First World War.[1]

The Royal Air Force also used Weeton Camp, along with RAF Squires Gate and the army camp at Kirkham, for training purposes during the Second World War .[2] It continued to be used by the RAF, mainly for driver (MT) training, until 1965.[3]

The barracks were significantly enhanced in the early 1960s and became the home of 1st Battalion the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1965.[4] Since 2011 it has been the home of 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment after they returned from a three-year tour in Cyprus.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weeton Camp, Lancashire: Blackpool Medics". BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. ^ "RAF Squires Gate". ControlTowers.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Stations - W". rafweb.org. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Lancashire Fusiliers". British Army units 1945 on. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  5. ^ "2nd battalion Duke of Lancaster regiment takes control of Weeton Barracks". Lancashire Telegraph. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2014.