Regimental depot

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The regimental depot of a regiment is its home base for recruiting and training. 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. The regimental depot is not the same as the regimental headquarters (where the main officers' mess and certain central functions are based), though in practice the two will often be co-located in the same place.

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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 1880s

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 1910s

A list of barracks in Britain and Ireland either designated or newly built to serve as depots for cavalry regiments. [2] [3]

Footnotes

  1. Douet, James (1998). British Barracks 1600-1914. Swindon: English Heritage.
  2. Frederick 1984 , p. 373
  3. "Cavalry Depots". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 21 June 2016.

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