Waterloo Lines, formerly known as the Land Warfare Centre, is a British Army barracks on Imber Road in Warminster, Wiltshire. It is currently home to a number of Army specialist training schools and a sizeable portion of the Headquarters Field Army, not to be confused with Army HQ in Andover.

Waterloo Lines
Warminster
Waterloo Lines is located in Wiltshire
Waterloo Lines
Waterloo Lines
Location within Wiltshire
Coordinates51°12′43″N 2°09′36″W / 51.212°N 2.160°W / 51.212; -2.160Coordinates: 51°12′43″N 2°09′36″W / 51.212°N 2.160°W / 51.212; -2.160
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1945
In use1945–present

HistoryEdit

Waterloo Lines has its origins in the Battle School established near Barnard Castle in County Durham in 1941: it moved to Warminster in 1945[1] and was known as the School of Infantry until it was renamed the Land Warfare Centre in 1988.[2]

The site is also home to the Specialist Weapons School;[3] the headquarters of the Small Arms School Corps, which trains infantry weapon trainers;[4] and Headquarters Infantry, which was formed in 1996 and is responsible for the recruiting, manning and training policy of the Infantry.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Round and about" (PDF). Warminster Service Community Official Guide. p. 74. Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Land Warfare Centre". Preserved tanks. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Specialist Weapons School". British Army. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  4. ^ "Infantry & Small Arms School Corps Weapons Collection". Ministry of Defence. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Headquarters Infantry". Ministry of Defence. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2014.