Shorncliffe Barracks, Folkestone

#1
Not sure if this is in the right section or not, but i'm just curious as to what regiments have been based at Shorncliffe Barracks in Folkestone. Currently its 1 Royal Gurkha Rifles. Maybe some of you guys were even based here yourselves. Cheers
 
#9
There is no Shorncliffe Barracks as such. The place is more usually known as Shorncliffe Camp in which there were/are a number of barracks. The camp was born during the Napoleonic Wars when Sir John Moore established a training redoubt for the 95th Rifles. The area gradually developed into a large camp incorporating a number of barracks (Moore, Burgoyne, Somerset, Napier, Risborough, Ross, RASC Lines etc. as well as a large military hospital and the outlying Dibgate and St Martin's Plain Camps. There were also several coastal batteries and Martello Towers in the vicinity. There was also a School of Musketry nearby at Hythe along with the ranges.

Therefore, the regiments that have been based there are probably too numerous to mention.
 
#10
Yes, St Martins Plain and Dibgate are in different sections of Folkestone. I think they are generally just training camps, been there multiple times with Cadets. Risborough, Sir John Moore and Napier are all in the same 'camp'. Who were there before the A+Su because they seemed to only be there for 2 years,
 
#12
When I was in Dover (Old Park Bks) at the JLRRE in the early 80s, I had old school mates who were at Shorncliffe at the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion.
 
#14
Argyll and Bolton wanders before the it was the Junior bleeder's

P.s fuck off
 

CanteenCowboy

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#16
You can all FUCK OFF!

The correct form is 1 A & SH, we were there in Sir John Moore Barracks from Jul 1993 (Advance Party arrive from Germany) to Sep 1995 (Rear Party leave for Edinburgh). I managed a grand total of 18 months in area and never spent a whole month in the camp, always on exercise/deployed/RAAT tasks/on the run, etc.
 

CanteenCowboy

LE
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#19
And proudly ya fucking primate, so you FUCK OFF!!!!

And take your discarded banana skins with you..............
 

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