Sobraon Barracks

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Sobraon Barracks
Lincoln
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Sobraon Barracks
Sobraon Barracks is located in Lincolnshire
Sobraon Barracks
Sobraon Barracks
Location within Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°14′59″N 00°33′19″W / 53.24972°N 0.55528°W / 53.24972; -0.55528Coordinates: 53°14′59″N 00°33′19″W / 53.24972°N 0.55528°W / 53.24972; -0.55528
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1890
Built for War Office
In use 1890-Present
Garrison information
Occupants Royal Lincolnshire Regiment (Former), 160 (Lincoln) Squadron Royal Logistic Corps (Current)

Sobraon Barracks is a military installation in Lincoln, England. It is currently occupied by the 160 (Lincoln) Squadron Royal Logistic Corps and Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force.

History[edit]

The "new barracks" were built in the Fortress Gothic Revival Style to the north of the "old barracks" on Burton Road and were completed in 1880,[1] the new barracks became the depot for the two battalions of the 10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot.[2] Their creation took place as part of the Cardwell Reforms which encouraged the localisation of British military forces.[3] Following the Childers Reforms, the regiment evolved to become the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment with its depot in the barracks in 1881.[2]

In 1953 the new barracks were renamed "Sobraon Barracks" by the then commanding officer, Colonel P J E Rowell OBE MC, after the Battle of Sobraon, a confrontation which had taken place during the First Anglo-Sikh War,[4] the Regiment amalgamated with the Northamptonshire Regiment to form the 2nd East Anglian Regiment in 1960. Large parts of Sobraon Barracks were demolished in the 1970s although the keep still remains and is still used as an Army Reserve Centre by Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force;[5] in March 2014 it was announced that 160 (Lincoln) Squadron Royal Logistic Corps would be based at Sobraon Barracks.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museum of Lincolnshire Life Conservation Management Plan". Lincolnshire County Council. p. 27. Retrieved 9 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Training Depots". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 10 February 2006. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Echoes of the past in these Army cuts". 8 July 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sobraon Barrack Stroll" (PDF). Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "1 Platoon Sobraon". Lincolnshire ACF. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Soldiers on parade on Saturday". Grantham Matters. 21 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.