Maindy Barracks is a military installation in the Cathays district of Cardiff in Wales.

Maindy Barracks
Maindy Barracks
Maindy Barracks is located in Cardiff
Maindy Barracks
Maindy Barracks
Location within Cardiff
Coordinates51°29′55″N 03°11′13″W / 51.49861°N 3.18694°W / 51.49861; -3.18694
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built forWar Office
In use1877–present
Garrison information
Occupants3rd Battalion, The Royal Welsh

History edit

Maindy Barracks opened in 1877.[1] Their creation took place as part of the Cardwell Reforms which encouraged the localisation of British military forces.[2] The barracks became the depot for the 41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot and the 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot.[3] Following the Childers Reforms, the 41st and 69th regiments amalgamated to form the Welch Regiment with its depot in the barracks in 1881.[3]

It was home to the United States Army during the First World War;[4] the Welch Regiment War Memorial unveiled there in 1924 was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.[5] The barracks were again used by the United States Army during Second World War.[4] In the latter war it was bombed by German aircraft.[6]

The barracks became occupied by the newly formed Royal Regiment of Wales from 1969[1] and by its successor regiment, the Royal Welsh, from 2006.[7]

Based units edit

The barracks are currently home to the following:

British Army

Community Cadet Forces

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Detroit & St Vincent block at Maindy Barracks, Cathays". British Listed buildings. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Echoes of the past in these Army cuts". 8 July 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Training Depots". Archived from the original on 10 February 2006. Retrieved 16 October 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ a b "Staff evacuated after unexploded WWII shell found in car park". Cardiff Local guide. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  5. ^ Newman, p. 287
  6. ^ "An Army Nurse in Belgium and Germany". BBC. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Historic Welsh unit that traces its history back to Rorke's Drift is axed". wales Online. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  8. ^ "1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards [UK]". 16 December 2007. Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Information regarding the location of the Regimental Headquarters for the British Army's Infantry Branch" (PDF). What do they know. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  10. ^ a b c "Royal Welsh". Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  11. ^ a b c "HQ 160th (Welsh) Brigade". Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Soldiers from across Wales addressed MPs during an annual gathering in London". Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Maindy Barracks, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff CF14 3YE". Army Careers. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  14. ^ a b c "157 Regiment RLC". Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  15. ^ a b "NOT YOUR AVERAGE UNIVERSITY SOCIETY". Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  16. ^ a b "Dyfed And Glamorgan Army Cadets". Army Cadets UK. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  17. ^ "1344 (Cardiff)". RAF Air Cadets. Retrieved 17 April 2021.

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