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The regimental depot of a regiment is the regimental headquarters and also normally the place where recruits are assembled and trained. It is also where soldiers and officers awaiting discharge or postings are based and where injured soldiers return to full fitness after discharge from hospital before returning to full duty. Normally, a variety of regimental stores will also be kept at the depot.

In the British Army, regimental depots are permanent bases, and before modern amalgamations, were frequently located in the geographical area from which the regiment took its name.

The Indian Army equivalent is that of a regimental centre.

List of UK Infantry Regimental Depots in the 1880sEdit

A list of barracks in Britain and Ireland, either designated or newly built to serve as localization depots for infantry regiments in the wake of the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s and the Childers Reforms which followed.[1]

List of UK Cavalry Regimental Depots in the 1910sEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douet, James (1998). British Barracks 1600-1914. Swindon: English Heritage.
  2. ^ "Cavalry Depots". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 21 June 2016.