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Army-Ripon garrison

Last modified: 15 Aug 2017, submitted by: Joker

Country: United Kingdom    Region: N Yorkshire

Latitude: 54° 8' 39" N     Longitude: -2° 27' 2" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closure planned 2019


54 8'39"N 132'58"W Claro Barracks, Ripon garrison.
- 21 Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers, is part of the Army 2020 Adaptable Force and is consisting of
-- 7 Headquarters and Support Squadron,
-- 1 Armoured Engineer Squadron,
-- 4 Armoured Engineer Squadron,
-- 73 Armoured Engineer Squadron.
-- Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Light Aid Det
-- 15 Field Support Squadron
-- 103 Field Squadron (reserve) located in Newcastle
-- 106 Field Squadron (reserve) located in Sheffield.

Tasking: providing close support to the units within the Adaptive Force, allowing them to live, move and fight within their area of ops.
More specialised capabilities are also held in the HQ and Suppt Sqn, such as a Reconnaissance Troop, Construction Design Cell, Divers, plant vehicles and Automotive Bridge Launching Equipment for General Support Bridging.

Under the Army 2020 plan Claro Bcks will close 2019 and 21 Engineers will relocate within the Catterick garrison.

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