I've been posted to ripon in September, just wanting to know what's the facilities are like, what they have planned tour wise? Going into 1st field squadron.
38 was 19 Brigade's Close Support regiment from the mid 90s in the Mech role. When 19 Bde moved from Catterick to NI and became 19 Light Bde, 38 moved with it, being based initially in Masserene Barracks, then Aldergrove. It disbanded in 2012 when 19 Bde was taken out of the ORBAT.
21 Regt as 4 Bde's close support unit, took over Claro Barracks in 2008 when 4 Bde moved out of Osnabruk and into Catterick.
Claro Barracks is currently due to close in 2017, with the Regiment moving up to Catterick, but we wait and see.
Timebandit: More than likely. Defence Infra has been trying to get rid of this site for years, but fails to recognise that (a) the site is not easy to develop due to poor road access from the surrounding area, and so is less valuable than they think and (b) the City actually likes the Sapper unit there, and will actively seek to derail any planning applications.