What army is based at Aldershot?
the British Army
Aldershot Garrison, also known as Aldershot Military Town, is a major garrison in South East England, between Aldershot and Farnborough in Hampshire. Established in 1854, Aldershot is the home of the British Army.
What regiment is based at Aldershot?
27 Regiment RLC is a Theatre Logistic Regiment. It is currently based in Travers Barracks, Aldershot and is part of 101 Logistic Brigade. The Regiment consists of 77 Headquarters Squadron, 8 Fuel and General Transport Squadron, 91 Supply Squadron based in Aldershot and 19 Tank Transporter Squadron based in Bulford.
When did the army come to Aldershot?
In 1854, at the time of the Crimean War, Aldershot Garrison was established as the first permanent training camp for the British Army. This led to a rapid expansion of Aldershot’s population going from 875 in 1851, to in excess of 16,000 by 1861 (including about 9,000 from the military).
When was Aldershot barracks built?
The heathland surrounding Aldershot was ideal for use by the military, as it is low grade agricultural land, so a series of barracks were constructed in the area. Three permanent cavalry barracks, three infantry barracks and two artillery barracks were constructed in the period from 1856 to 1859.
How many barracks are there in the UK?
Britain’s military has a permanent presence at 145 base sites in 42 countries or territories around the world, research by Declassified UK has found.
How many are in a platoon?
Three or four squads make up a platoon, which has 20 to 50 soldiers and is commanded by a lieutenant. Two or more platoons make up a company, which has 100 to 250 soldiers and is commanded by a captain or a major.
Who is based at Catterick Garrison?
Catterick Garrison is a major Army base located in the North of England. It is the largest British Army garrison in the world and has a population of around 12,000.