Walcheren Barracks

Walcheren Barracks

Walcheren Barracks is a Drill hall located at Hotspur Street in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. It was opened in 1985 by Princess Margaret and is currently base of the Headquarters and two Companies of 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, the regular recruitment team for the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, as well as detachments of the Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps. Lowland House, headquarters of The Lowland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association is also located at the site. The facility is the only one in Glasgow and the West of Scotland to be formally designated as a Barracks, although there are several other Territorial Army Centres in the area, including 32 (Scottish) Signal Regiment at Kelvinside, 105 Regiment, Royal Artillery in Partick and 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment at Finnieston. The Barracks takes it’s name from Operation Infatuate, part of the Battle of the Scheldt in which the Glasgow Highlanders of 52nd (Lowland) Division were involved in the capture of Walcheren Island on November 8th 1944. It is less likely to refer to the infamous 1809 Walcheren Campaign that involved the 71st Regiment of Foot, which later became part of the Highland Light Infantry. The Barracks is located adjacent to the former site of Maryhill Barracks, which was built in 1876, and became the home depot of the Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow) regiment after the Childers Reforms of 1881. It also famously held Hitler's second-in-command Rudolf Hess during World War Two after his supposed "Peace" flight to the UK. Maryhill Barracks was closed and largely demolished in 1960, to be replaced by the Wyndford Housing estate.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Maryhill Barracks — were built on 12 hectares (30 acres) of the Ruchill estate, in the Maryhill area of northern Glasgow, Scotland. They were opened as Garrioch Barracks in 1872. Built to accommodate an infantry regiment, a squadron of cavalry and a battery of… …   Wikipedia

  • 52nd Lowland Regiment — Infobox Military Unit unit name=52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland caption=VI Cap Badge of The Royal Regiment of Scotland dates=28 March 2006 Present country=United Kingdom branch=Territorial Army type=Line Infantry… …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Highland Fusiliers — Infobox Military Unit unit name=Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland caption=Cap Badge of the Royal Regiment of Scotland dates=28 March 2006 country=United Kingdom branch=Army type=Line Infantry command structure …   Wikipedia

  • Maryhill — For other uses, see Maryhill (disambiguation). Coordinates: 55°53′39″N 4°17′40″W / 55.894141°N 4.294395°W / 55.894141; 4.294395 …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Zeeland — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Zeeland partof=Battle of France caption= date=10 May – 18 May 1940 place=Dutch province of Zeeland result=German victory combatant1=flagicon|Netherlands Netherlands flagicon|France France… …   Wikipedia

  • 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot — Colours of the regiment in 1862 Active 1688–1881 …   Wikipedia

  • The Manchester Regiment — Le Manchester Regiment était un régiment de l armée britannique aujourd hui dissout, formé en 1881 par la fusion du 63rd Regiment of foot (West Suffolk) et du 96th Regiment of foot. En 1958, il a été fusionné avec leKing s Regiment (Liverpool)… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • History of the Scots Guards (1805–1913) — Pre Napoleonic wars historyThe Napoleonic WarsIn 1804, the United Kingdom s nemesis, Napoleon Bonaparte (known as Boney to the British), became Emperor of the French. The following year the Third Coalition was formed against France and the 1st… …   Wikipedia

  • Peninsular War — For the 1862 American Civil War campaign, see Peninsula Campaign. Peninsular War Part of the Napoleonic Wars …   Wikipedia

  • Coldstream Guards — Cap Star of the Coldstream Guards Active 1650–present Country …   Wikipedia