Weeton Barracks

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Weeton Barracks
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
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
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.


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]


  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.