Has your old barracks been demolished?

#1
Obviously this question is assuming that there is someone else on this site who actually served in the Army. Looking around some of the posts I doubt many have.

Out of the 5 or so barracks I spent any time in 4 of them have been flattened and houses built on the places they once stood. Sad really.
 
#2
Blackdown Bks in HK went ages ago. Shame, as I believe it was the only multi-storey car park owned by the Army. If it wasn't, it was certainly the only multi-storey tank park. MLC 70 as I recall.
 
#3
Most of the barracks I was based in are still standing with only the old RAOC Apprentices College Dettingen Barracks & Reith Barracks, Bielefeld comning under the dozers
 
#4
Uniacke Barracks was. They then rebuilt the fucker and made it nice. San Sebastian in Germany was handed back to the Germans who, so i believe, promptly condemned it as unfit for human habitation. That just goes to show that the OC knew fuck all when it came to block inspections.
 
#6
Arborfield is still there.
Bordon is still there.
Hyde Park Barracks is still there.
Mercer Barracks (Osnabruck) is still there but dissused.
Napier Barracks (Dortmund) I think has gone - not sure, certainly left to rot.
Sterling Lines *cough* is still there but I think the boathouse has fallen into the lake.

Other temp places - dunno.
 
#7
Old park barracks, former home of the RE hitler youth is now a housing estate.
I think Chepstow went the same way.
The Armoured Engineers pulled out of Munsterlager, but I have no Idea what happened to the barracks.
Chattandean barracks and Lodge hill have gone and are soon to become a new town.
I have little knowledge of the rest of my temporary homes apart from Gib barracks which I am sure is still going strong.
 
#8
Goojerat Barracks, Colchester; gone. Housing estate there now I believe.

Hyderbad/Meeane Barrackes, Colchester; Going, last time I saw. Probably now flattened.
 
#9
The Royal Pavillion, QATC was demolished and is now an office block.
QEMH is still standing but was taken over by a now bankrupt NHS Hospital Trust.
Gaza Barracks was demolished a couple of years ago.
DKMH...I'm not sure?
BMH Rinteln like QEMH is still standing but was handed over to the Krauts.
 
#10
3 Foeld Wksp in Tidworth was partly demolished to build the RBL resettlemt centre, but the accom was across the road in Kandahr bks, so is still standing
York Bks is stil there according to google maps
Osborn Bks HK is still there but now in the hands of the PRC, though we did knock the shit out of it before we left
ditto the Prince of Wales bks, which had the most expensive swimming pool in the world within the wire
All the rest are still standing, as I visit them regulaly
 

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#14
Napier, Suffolk, Westriding and Moore Bks all gone.
 
#15
Windsor Boys School Hamm now demolished with the exception of the Church and Dining Block - the remaining land is now a housing estate and fire station.

Ebrington Barracks Londonderry now almost totally demolished.
 
#16
RHH Woolwich, preserved but now Yuppie flats (sorry, apartments). Harden Barracks Obernkirchen handed back but now in disrepair.
 

ugly

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#17
Waterloo Barracks in Munster is gone
Thank fuck theyy took Buller with it!
I think about most I have been in have gone or been converted to housing/business premises.
Notable exceptions being IJLB Shornecliffe and Brompton Bks. If I count all the 6 and 12 week courses the list must be quite long and all of the SF bases are changed or gone for good thank fuck. Fingers crossed we wont need them again!
 
#18
Arborfield is still there.
Bordon is still there.
Hyde Park Barracks is still there.
Mercer Barracks (Osnabruck) is still there but dissused.
Napier Barracks (Dortmund) I think has gone - not sure, certainly left to rot.
Sterling Lines *cough* is still there but I think the boathouse has fallen into the lake.

Other temp places - dunno.
No it's not. Bradbury Lines is now a housing estate. The only reminder left is Bradbury Close (which might have been built on the site of the boathouse).
Tonfanau is now a motorbike race track
Catterick is still (mostly) there, as is Aldershot (although Mons Barracks are now a school).
I'm told Kota Tinggi, the old Jungle Training School in Malaya has gone - and a good thing too!
 
#19
If Mercer Barracks are unused but still standing presumably Imphal is in the same state.

I understand there is now no British military presence whatsoever in the Traz - which is hard to imagine and must be a bit of a financial shock to certain sections of the local business community.

Any idea of the numerical strength of the Garrison at it's peak?
 

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