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Winchester - County town in Hampshire England. Population 107,222 (2001 Census)

Former Royal capital of ancient kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred.

Brief history can be found at this link

Long association with British Army, largely because until 1980's Winchester was the home and depot for the Rifle Brigade.

Peninsula Barracks in the heart of Winchester is no longer owned by MoD and has been redeveloped into luxury apartments. However, the Barracks still houses four regimental Museums:

. The Gurkhas

. King's Royal Hussars

. Light Infantry

. Royal Green Jackets.

Link HERE

Winchester retains strong Army connections - currently home to Army Training Regiment Winchester based at the modern Sir John Moore Barracks at Flowerdown just North of the city.

link to ATR Winchester website HERE