Duke of Gloucester Barracks

The Duke of Gloucester Barracks is a British Army barracks at South Cerney in Gloucestershire. The site is also home to the Joint Air Mounting Centre.

British Army barracks at South Cerney in Gloucestershire, England
Duke of Gloucester Barracks
South Cerney

Duke of Gloucester Barracks

Duke of Gloucester Barracks
Location within Gloucestershire
Coordinates

51°41′27″N01°55′28″W

Type Army barracks
Area 135 hectares[1]
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Controlled by Royal Logistic Corps
Site history
Built 1971
In use 1971 – present
Garrison information
Occupants 104th Logistic Support Brigade
29 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

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The barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF South Cerney, in 1971, when 29 Movement Control Regiment of the Royal Corps of Transport (now 29 Postal Courier & Movement Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps) moved there.[2]

The following notable units are based at Duke of Gloucester Barracks.[3][4][5]

Royal Logistic Corps

  • 104th Logistic Support Brigade
    • Headquarters 104th Logistic Support Brigade
    • Joint Air Mounting Centre
    • 29 Postal Courier & Movement Regiment
      • 55 Headquarters Squadron
      • 50 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 59 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 69 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 80 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
      • 99 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron

The barracks are currently occupied by 29 Postal Courier & Movement Regiment, part of the 104th Logistic Support Brigade of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), and coming under the umbrella of Force Troops Command. The regiment’s role is movements support and postal & courier capabilities.[3] As of 1 November 2018, there was 481 personnel assigned to the regiment.[6]

The headquarters of the 104th Logistic Support Brigade is also based at the barracks.[5] The brigade directs the Army’s logistics enabling capabilities which include postal and courier services, movement control, port and maritime movements, operational hygiene, mortuary arrangements, catering, fuel storage & distribution and equipment & recovery support.[4]

The Joint Air Mounting Centre (JAMC) comes under the command of the 104th Logistic Support Brigade and is managed by 29 Regiment, alongside Royal Air Force personnel. It handles processing, security and baggage checks for all British troops embarking overseas on exercise or operational deployment, before they are transported by road to RAF Brize Norton for departure from the UK. This allows more efficient processing of personnel and freight and relieves pressure at Brize Norton, which is located some around 30 miles away in Oxfordshire.[7][8]

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