Worthy Down Barracks

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Worthy Down Station
Located near South Wonston in Hampshire
Entrance to Worthy Down Camp - geograph.org.uk - 826847.jpg
Entrance to Worthy Down Station
Worthy Down Station is located in Hampshire
Worthy Down Station
Worthy Down Station
Location within Hampshire
Coordinates51°06′37″N 01°19′08″W / 51.11028°N 1.31889°W / 51.11028; -1.31889Coordinates: 51°06′37″N 01°19′08″W / 51.11028°N 1.31889°W / 51.11028; -1.31889
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1960 (1960)
In use1960–Present
Garrison information
OccupantsHQ Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA) / HQ Defence School of Logistics / HQ Defence School of Policing and Administration / RHQ Adjutant General's Corps / RHQ Royal Logistic Corps

Worthy Down Station is a Tri-Service station near Winchester, Hampshire. It is the headquarters of the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA). The headquarters of the Royal Logistic Corps and Adjutant General's Corps are also located at Worthy Down. Worthy Down forms part of the wider Winchester Garrison. DCLPA provides logistic support, policing, guarding, personnel administration and leadership training to all three armed services. The site is located between the villages of South Wonston and Kings Worthy.


The site was handed over to the Royal Army Pay Corps in 1960 and became home to the Electronic Accounting Development Unit who housed their computer centre with its IBM 705 system there. The computer was used to process the 1961 UK census electronically for the first time.[1]

With the merger of the Royal Army Pay Corps into the Adjutant General's Corps in 1992 the barracks became the headquarters of the Adjutant General's Corps and training depot for members of the Staff and Personnel Support, Education and Training Services and Army Legal Service branches.[2]

In 2012 the RAF School of Administration moved to Worthy Down from Southwick Park, near Portsmouth, resulting in all three schools of the Defence School of Personnel Administration being co-located on one site.[3]

On 9 June 2014 the Ministry of Defence announced that a new £250 million Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration was to be built at Worthy Down, with training facilities and living accommodation for up to 2,000 students and staff. The facility, which brings the training for key support roles for the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force onto a single site for the first time, was completed in 2018.[4][5]


  1. ^ A. B. Taylor (1962), Problems of the census of Scotland, 1961, Transactions of the Faculty of Actuaries. Vol 27. p355.
  2. ^ "Regimental Association Subscriptions". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  3. ^ "£270m investment at Worthy Down MoD base near Winchester". Hampshire Chronicle. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Armed forces training gets £250 million boost". Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Worthy Down camp takes shape as first phase of construction completes". Ministry of Defence. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2019.