Worthy Down Barracks

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Worthy Down Barracks
Located near South Wonston in Hampshire
Entrance to Worthy Down Camp - geograph.org.uk - 826847.jpg
Entrance to Worthy Down Barracks
Worthy Down Barracks is located in Hampshire
Worthy Down Barracks
Worthy Down Barracks
Location within Hampshire
Coordinates 51°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
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1960 (1960)
In use 1960–Present
Garrison information
Occupants Adjutant General's Corps

Worthy Down Barracks is a British Army barracks near Winchester, Hampshire. It is the headquarters and depot of the Adjutant General's Corps and is part of the Winchester Garrison. From 2018 it will host the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration, which will provide training for key support roles for all three armed services. The site is located between the villages of South Wonston and Kings Worthy.

History[edit]

Main article: RAF Worthy Down

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]

Computer generated imagery of the new building

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 will bring the training for key support roles for the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force onto a single site for the first time, will be completed by late 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  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.