Colchester's Military Heritage

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Introduction
What buildings still exist? 3
43 to 1750 2
1750 - 1860 4
1860 - 1900 5
1900 to present 6
A Museum? 7
Contact Us 8
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Colchester Men at Trafalgar
Colchester Men at Waterloo
Colchester Men at Gallipoli
Colchester Men at the Somme
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THE MODERN DAY BRITISH ARMY IN COLCHESTER

Colchester Garrison is currently home to the British Army's 16th Air Assault Brigade.The brigade has 3 air assault infantry battalions, 3 air assault aviation battalions, 1 artillery regiment, and supporting units (engineer, signals, logistics, medical). The Territorial Army is currently represented in Colchester by 36 (Eastern) Signal Squadron, 37 Signal Regiment (Volunteers).

Colchester Garrison has recently been redeveloped and now has one central camp called Merville Barracks. Merville Barracks houses the Head Quarters for 16 Air Assault Brigade, 18 Army Education Centre the WRVS centre and the living accommodation for unaccompanied or single Service Personnel. (as of October 2013.)

forcescolchester.2day.ws/

www.army.mod.uk/

Please visit the following links for more information.
Introduction
What buildings still exist? 3
43 to 1750 2
1750 - 1860 4
1860 - 1900 5
1900 to present 6
A Museum? 7
Contact Us 8
Comments Received 9
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17th October 2013

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